Intacs Treatment in Des Plaines, IL
Keratoconus is a serious eye health condition where the cornea becomes misshapen. When a person is suffering from keratoconus, the cornea becomes thinner and cone-shaped. This causes dramatically distorted vision and nearsightedness. Thankfully, the problem is treatable with the right corneal implants. Intacs are a leading-edge form of corneal implants that are FDA cleared for the treatment of keratoconus.
Are you or a loved one suffering from keratoconus? Intacs may be the right treatment for your needs. Request more information about Intacs today: Call (847) 824-3127 or contact Dr. James Katz online.
What are Intacs?
Intacs are a type of corneal implant used for the treatment of keratoconus. Unlike other keratoconus treatments, Intacs are minimally-invasive. That's because, rather than replacing the entire cornea, Intacs are two crescent-shaped inserts per cornea that reshape the eye back in to its natural state.
Benefits of Intacs include:
- FDA approved for the treatment of keratoconus
- Less invasive than other forms of corneal implants
- Excellent safety record
- Can be removed if adjustments are needed or if Intacs are no longer appropriate
- Short procedure time
- Fast recovery
- Outpatient procedure
- Long-term vision correction
Intacs are believed to be a safe and effective treatment for keratoconus. Intacs have also been successfully used to treat severe myopia.
How Do Intacs Work?
Intacs work by correcting the underlying issue that causes keratoconus: the cone-shape cornea. This is done by flattening the cornea back in to its natural shape with two small, biologically-safe inserts that are placed on the top and bottom of the cornea. When this is done, the cornea returns to its natural shape and correctly refracts light to the back of the eye.
Intacs are typically inserted as part of an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home shortly after the treatment is performed. During the Intacs procedure:
- Topical anesthesia is administered to the eyes
- A small incision is made in the cornea
- Using a special guide, the cornea is separated to make room for the Intacs
- The Intacs are inserted on the top and bottom of the eyes
The entire procedure takes just 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Intacs recovery is minimal; most people report better vision within just a few days. Regardless, it's important to avoid strenuous activity until advised by a medical professional.
Request Intacs Treatment Information Today
Intacs are an FDA-approved solution for the long-term treatment of keratoconus. Interested in clearer, better vision? Request more information now: Call (847) 824-3127 or contact Dr. James Katz online.
The Midwest Center for Sight
Address8901 W Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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