INTACS for Keratoconus
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Dr. Fox specializes in the treatment of Keratoconus. He provides Collagen Cross Linking treatment to halt the progression of the disease. This modality has provided a safe and predictable method and can sometimes improve visual function. In those individuals with Keratoconus who have disease that has been more advanced or who have become intolerant of contact lens wear, Intacs intrastromal ring implantation can allow for the improvement in corneal shape, allowing for better walking around vision, improved spectacle corrected vision, and vastly improved contact lens tolerance.
INTACS are microscopically thin plastic implants which are semi-circular in shape and made out of the very same material from which rigid contact lenses are made.
In INTACS surgery Dr. Fox makes use of the INTRALASE FS femtosecond laser to create precise channels in the body of cornea. The INTACS segments of varying thicknesses are then introduced to alter and improve the shape of the cornea. With correction of distorted corneal shape due to Keratoconus the cornea is able to function better and thus patients can obtain better walking around vision, improved spectacle corrected vision and better contact lens tolerance.
INTACS surgery can avoid the need for corneal transplantation for many patients and also offer a modality for correction of KERATO-ECTASIA, a rare complication of laser vision correction.
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