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Intacs for Keratoconus
The goal of the Intacs procedure is to provide the keratoconic patient with the ability to achieve improved functional vision with contact lenses or glasses and in some cases without them. In the few patients that later required a cornea transplant, after having the Intacs procedure, their transplants were completed without complication following removal of Intacs.
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Intacs may provide an effective option to improve one’s vision prior to considering a cornea transplant. Intacs were originally designed and FDA approved to correct mild nearsightedness. Through the collaboration between physicians and Advanced Technology, Intacs have emerged as a new therapy for treating patients with keratoconus. Intacs have been FDA approved for the treatment of Keratoconus. Intacs are ideal for patients who cannot tolerate gas permeable contact lenses, or have decreased vision from Keratoconus. Read more about the Collagen Cross-linking procedure.
If you suffer from impaired vision due to Keratoconus, your ophthalmologist is the best person to consult regarding whether this new and exciting option for treatment is right for you. Contact our San Antonio, Texas doctors to learn more about Intacs today!