Keratoconus is a disease that deforms and thins the cornea gradually and causes a decrease in vision for Myopia, Hyperopia or Astigmatism.
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Intracorneal Rings – Intacs and Ferrara
|Intracorneal INTACS rings are an advanced corneal device, made of a biocompatible material. They are used to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism in patients who are not candidates for refractive surgery with Excimer Laser. They’re also used for treatment of keratoconus flattening the curve cornea and thus the patient can adapt to the use of contact lenses or glasses reasonably well and satisfactorily.|
|It has recently been introduced as a new treatment of keratoconus the corneal collagen crosslinking using ultraviolet light (UVA 375 nm) and Riboflavin (C3R), reinforcing the corneal weakened structure and aims to decrease the progression of disease. The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis. The rate of progressive corneal thinning is reduced or stopped. The biomechanical strength of corneal tissue is improved, and the progressive keratoconus can be stabilized. This treatment can be combined with Intacs implantation of intracorneal rings.|
Lamellar Corneal Transplant
|For cases with keratoconus and severe scarring located at the front of the cornea. Part of the affected tissue is replaced with an eye bank’s donor cornea.
Penetrating corneal transplant.
For cases with keratoconus and severe scarring located at the back of the cornea. Total corneal tissue is replaced with an eye bank’s donor tissue; the main risk here is that the body may reject the new tissue.
Other surgical procedures