Corneal implants like INTACS treatment is very successful at correcting the eye condition Keratoconus. (find out more here)
What is Keratoconus?
This condition is a restrictive and debilitating condition impacting millions of people around the world. It is caused when the eye’s dome-shaped cornea begins to thin, causing a cone-like bulge. Sufferers note significantly blurred vision, a greater sensitivity to bright lights, night vision problems and persistent changes in their spectacle prescriptions.
An Introduction to INTACS Surgery
INTACS treatment (also known as corneal implants or inserts) can be an ideal way of treating Keratoconus in a minimally invasive surgical way. Until INTACS treatment became available, sufferers of this condition would have to undergo corneal transplants, which were one of the very few options available. Today, INTACS offer a safe and relatively convenient option for those who wish to correct their failing vision, even in the most extreme cases.
How Do INTACS Work?
To treat keratoconus, INTACS work by making the steep part of the cornea flat, thereby reducing visual impairment. INTACS are constructed with the same materials found in intraocular lenses which are key in treating cataracts (find out more here).
How Long Does INTACS Treatment Take?
Most of the time the procedure will be carried out within half an hour (sometimes notably faster). While you are free to go home on the same day, driving is not possible and it is often best to have a family member or friend accompany you on your journey home. The procedure is not especially invasive, and use of anaesthetising eye drops are normally sufficient. AVC uses a laser to create the incision the rings are passed through into the cornea.
What Happens After INTACS Treatment?
Many patients will enjoy sharper vision a week following their INTACS procedure. A week or two are required for the eye to start healing properly. As with all surgical procedures, the ultimate success of the procedure will be determined by how experienced and skilled the surgeon is.
Find Out How AVC Can Help You
If you would like to find out more about INTACS treatment at Advanced Vision Care and what it can do for your eyesight, then why not call AVC TODAY on 0800 652 4878 and request your free information pack or book your consultation to find out how we can help you.