Keratoconus: We Offer Two Solutions
What is Keratoconus?
Patients are typically diagnosed with keratoconus in their late teens or 20s. Since it is a very progressive disease, it may cause patients to eventually need a rigid contact lens or a corneal transplant.
What is Corneal Cross-linking?
How is the Corneal Cross-linking procedure performed?
For the first few days, patients may experience mild to moderate pain as the epithelium heals. The bandage contact is removed about a week after the initial procedure, and vision will be blurry during that time. The return of fully clear vision may take up to a month.
CXL is treated one eye at a time, and the period between each procedure can range from 1-3 months.
Who is a Good Candidate for Corneal Cross-linking?
Depending on the provider, your insurance may cover the procedure if you have documented progression of your keratoconus.
If you are interested in learning more about cross-linking or want to find out if you are a potential candidate, please schedule your complimentary eye exam and consultation with us today!
What are INTACS?
INTACS are used to stop the progression of keratoconus and can be used in conjunction with cross-linking. These thin rings can even “soften” the astigmatism (or cone) for a patient and make it easier to wear contact lenses. However, INTACS does not eliminate the need for contacts or glasses.
How is the INTACS procedure performed?
In the first few days after the procedure, patients may experience a mild to moderate scratching sensation, and some soreness that can be relieved with ibuprofen. However, the patient will be unable to feel or see the INTACS, as they are below the surface of the cornea.
Who is a Good Candidate for INTACS?
Your insurance may cover the procedure if you have documented progression of your keratoconus.
If you are interested in learning more about INTACS or want to find out if you are a potential candidate, please schedule your complimentary eye exam and consultation with us today!