Helping Keratoconus Sufferers: Discovering INTACSTuesday, May 17th, 2016, 1:37 am
No one enjoys the getting a diagnosis of Keratoconus. However with careful considerations you can still preserve your vision or even stop the progression of Keratoconus. INTACS have been approved by the FDA for use in treatment of Keratoconus.
INTACS are small inserts that are placed under the cornea to correct the natural curvature of the cornea improving the patients vision. It has been used to treat nearsightedness, but recent years have found it to improve the vision of patients with Keratoconus. The procedure generally takes about 10 minutes to perform.
Below are some benefits of INTACS for Keratoconus:
- Improves quality of vision
- Takes 10 minutes
- Is less invasive than other procedures
- Leaves room to have a corneal transplant if needed
- Can be exchanged or replaced easily if necessary
As with any procedure there are some risks. However the risks for INTACS are minimal. To determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure you should talk with your eye care professional.