Intacs for keratoconus treatment in New Jersey and NYC. Dr. Joseph Colin in France first conceived of the concept of using INTACS to treat patients with keratoconus and published his first report on the safety and. Am J Ophthalmol. Feb;(2) Epub Nov Long-term follow-up of Intacs in keratoconus. Kymionis GD(1), Siganos CS, Tsiklis NS.
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As part of the HDE approval, Addition Technology, the manufacturer of Intacs, has implemented an extensive training program in which each surgeon will be required to participate.
Intacs Surgery for Keratoconus
Keratkconus humanitarian device regulations were first established in October Humanitarian Use Devices HUDs are medical devices specially designated by the FDA for use in the treatment of fewer than patients per year with rare medical conditions.
It is up to the insurance company to determine the amount to be paid.
This procedure involves placing keratoconsu plastic inserts just beneath the surface of the eye in the periphery of the cornea. Topical anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye, and a clamp is used to hold the eye open throughout the procedure to prevent blinking.
There are 3 basic steps to the procedure: Kegatoconus single, small incision is made in the surface of the cornea. Instead of using mechanical cutting, some surgeons may use a laser to make the incision. A centering guide is placed on the surface of the eye for several minutes to help stabilize the eye and ensure proper alignment of the Intacs insert. During this time, the corneal layers are gently separated in a narrow circular keeratoconus on the outer edge where the Intacs will be placed.
The Intacs inserts are placed. Once this insertion is completed, the small opening in the cornea is closed with a suture.
INTACS for KERATOCONUS
Follow-up visits will be required to monitor the healing process kerstoconus to evaluate the visual benefits of the procedure. Even after a successful procedure, glasses or contacts may be required.
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks, including infection. Some patients experience visual symptoms including difficulty with night vision, glare, halos, blurry and fluctuating vision. For more information go to: Intacs are thin plastic, semi-circular rings inserted into the mid layer of the cornea.
When inserted in the keratoconus cornea they flatten the cornea, changing the shape and ibtacs of the cone.
INTACS for KERATOCONUS
The placement of Intacs remodels and reinforces the cornea, eliminating some or all of the irregularities caused by keratoconus in order to provide improved vision. This can improve uncorrected vision, however, depending on the severity of the KC, glasses or contact lenses may still be needed for functional vision.
Intacs Surgery Procedure This procedure involves placing the plastic inserts just beneath the surface of the eye in the periphery of the cornea.