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Intacs for Keratoconus and Kerectasia

Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments

Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments

Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments

For patients with Keratoconus Intacs may be an option to correct astigmatism. Intacs are small, clear, crescent-shaped pieces of plastic polymer that are inserted into the cornea through a tiny incision. The pieces of plastic alter the shape of the cornea, thereby correcting the refractive error.

Since Intacs are inserted in the outer edge of the cornea, the centre of the cornea remains untouched. The advantage of Intacs is that they can be surgically removed or replaced by the surgeon at our St Helens practice if necessary. When Intacs are removed, the cornea returns to its pre-operative state.

Intacs cannot be used to correct higher levels of myopia or astigmatism. Some patients with Intacs experience a feeling of discomfort in the eye, while others can experience halos, difficulty with night vision, or an increase in astigmatism.

Please contact our clinic in St. Helens for more information about Intacs.

I would like to express my thanks to Deepak and Anne for an outstanding service. Viewpoint Vision has an exceptionally professional approach when dealing with their patients. From the initial point of contact right through to the follow-up consultations the communication has been and continues to be excellent. Deepak is an extremely nice man and has the ability to make you feel at ease in what can be worrying situations. Having your eye operated on can be a daunting experience for anybody, but Deepak's calm and professional approach reassured me and it was obvious he had vast experience in his field. Procedures are fully explained, supported by the high-tech equipment available at the clinic. Having had Keratoconus diagnosed at the age of 17, and being partially sighted in one eye from birth, I was eager to find out further options that may benefit me. Deepak was able to offer me a few options to aid my situation, and I made a personal choice to go for Intac implants. The procedure was carried out to the highest standard, and the quality of the follow up appointments are of credit to the team at Viewpoint. I have seen an improvement in the vision, and no longer have to wear hard contact lenses to achieve clear 20/20 vision. I am please with the results, and thanks Viewpoint for their hard work. I would be happy to commend the services at Viewpoint to any friends and family.
Paul C, Wigan