Intacs for keratoconus treatment in New Jersey and NYC. Dr. Joseph Colin in France first conceived of the concept of using INTACS to treat patients with keratoconus and published his first report on the safety and. Am J Ophthalmol. Feb;(2) Epub Nov Long-term follow-up of Intacs in keratoconus. Kymionis GD(1), Siganos CS, Tsiklis NS.

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If this happens, consider creating a deeper pocket and tunnel. One group is receiving cross-linking only and the other INTACS followed by cross-linking 3 months later see clinical trials.

Vision kerafoconus to improve the day after the procedure but may fluctuate for several days. The center of the pupil is marked with a felt tipped pen.

Refractive and aberrometric outcomes of intracorneal ring segments for keratoconus: A thin channel within the cornea is then prepared, into which the Intacs will be inserted.

An antibiotic-corticosteroid eye drop are administered postoperatively for at least a week and more if necessary. Performing INTACS in such patients can be tricky and should only be done by experienced surgeons, since it is very easy to create your channel in the plane of the LASIK flap thereby dislocating the flap and getting minimal effect.


Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. ICRS reduced the sphere, cylinder and the spherical equivalent in keratoconus. The procedure should be aborted in the event of perforation into the anterior chamber or anterior corneal surface perforation. This has completely changed my life!

Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments (ICRS) – EyeWiki

Dr Cohen performed the Intacs procedure in February Management of pellucid marginal degeneration with intracorneal ring segments. Pocketing hooks are used to create corneal pockets on each side of the radial incision. During your followup examinations, we will determine if additional procedures may be beneficial. Kerratoconus of cases in different stages.

Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments (ICRS)

Correcting keratoconus with intracorneal rings. CK is a collagen shrinkage procedure which can help reshape the cornea.

Some patients experience visual symptoms including difficulty with night vision, glare, halos, blurry and fluctuating vision. Glass laser wavelength nm can create channels at desired depth with a high degree of precision. The intrastromal ring concept was proposed intads Reynolds in [3]. High-Dk piggyback contact lenses over Intacs for keratoconus: Hersh will be able to discuss the goals of Intacs for you based on the severity of your problem.


The dissector is rotated to create a tunnel. Treated by Dr Richard Cohen. Privacy policy About EyeWiki Disclaimers. Intacs implantation using a femtosecond laser for management of keratoconus: A centering ketatoconus is placed on the surface of the eye for several minutes to help stabilize the eye and ensure proper alignment of the Intacs insert. We will discuss these possibilities in detail prior to your procedure.


INTACS can then be offered as an alternative to penetrating or lamellar keratoplasty for visual rehabilitation. Many corneal surgeons, who had abandoned the surgical technique with the mechanical spreader because of technical difficulties experienced with the device supplied by the manufacturer, have now once again started doing this procedure using the intralase to create the channels to insert the INTACS.

Humanitarian Use Devices HUDs are medical devices specially designated by the FDA for use in the treatment of fewer than patients per year with rare medical conditions. Keep in mind that Intacs is not necessarily a one-time procedure This page was last modified on March 8,at Patients should be presented with realistic expectations to avoid disappointment.


This procedure is very quick and extremely surgeon and patient friendly. J Cat Refract Surg. Our data analysis and research over the years has let us develop enhancements to the procedure.