Keratoconus — Intacs Implants improve vision
keratoconus-intacs implants have helped numerous people in Los Angeles suffering from Keratoconus. Keratoconus, myopia, and astigmatism cause patients to suffer from distorted vision. Intacs can improve vision for patients with any of these conditions.
Intacs are tiny clear plastic inserts – shaped like semi-circular rings – that can be implanted within your cornea to correct refractive errors, including myopia and astigmatism. Intacs are also commonly used to improve the vision of people suffering from Keratoconus.
Keratoconus — Intacs Implants for treatment of Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a progressive disease that can change the shape of your cornea in one or both of your eyes. Keratoconus causes the corneal tissue to degenerate, eventually transforming the spherical shape of your cornea into a more cone-like shape, which bends light incorrectly.
If you have keratoconus, you are probably all too familiar with the frustration of having to change your prescription almost every time you visit your eye doctor. On top of this, contacts and eye glasses may not be able to correct your vision forever.
Keratoconus-Intact implants correct vision by flattening and reinforcing the corneal tissue of your eyes. Dr. Khanna can perform this FDA-approved treatment within 10 short minutes. On average, Intacs improve vision two lines or more on a vision chart. If your keratoconus continues to progress, your Intacs can be removed and replaced with different sized Intacs to further stabilize your vision.
Intacs for Myopia and Astigmatism
Myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism are two of the most common eye disorders, often occurring together. If you have mild myopia and/or astigmatism, Intacs can successfully correct your vision, solving the need for glasses and contact lenses.
During the Intacs procedure, Dr. Khanna will make two very small tunnels in the corneal tissue, just outside of the central vision zone. The Intacs will be inserted inside of the tunnels to correct the shape of your cornea. Depending on the level of correction needed, thicker or thinner Intacs can be implanted.
Intacs are a simple, transformative innovation that can grant clear vision to patients with keratoconus, myopia, or astigmatism. However, if you have more severe myopia or astigmatism, LASIK eye surgery may be necessary in order to provide you with the best possible vision correction. After carefully examining your eyes, we can help you decide on the best treatment option for your needs.
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If you have keratoconus, myopia, or astigmatism and would like to learn more about Intacs, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule your free consultation. We proudly serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with offices in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.
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