Top 3 Reasons to Use Intacs for Keratoconus Treatment

Keratoconus vision correction procedures have advanced over the last decade. There are several procedures that can help improve your overall quality of vision quickly and with little to no pain. Intacs is a procedure that can help you with a condition called Keratoconus and when it is combined with other procedure such as the Holcomb C3-R ® it can improve your quality of vision even more.

Below are the top 3 reasons to use Intacs for Treatment of Keratoconus:

Support in reshaping your cornea

Keratoconus causes the cornea to become misshaped, or distorted. The cornea becomes more cone shaped, which makes vision less clear and contacts more difficult to wear. Intacs are in the layers of the cornea and help to reshape your cornea to improve your overall quality of vision by reducing the irregular cone shape. While this treatment doesn’t cure the condition it can significantly improve quality vision with glasses or contacts by reducing distortions and prescription.

Needs little maintenance

The Intacs needs little maintenance. Once it is placed in the cornea layers the tiny insert is barely felt, and doesn’t need any maintenance from the patient. It can be removed easily if you need a prescription change, or for any other reason.

Can be combined with other treatments

The Intacs can be combined with other Keratoconus treatments to maximize the vision improvement. The Intacs procedure takes merely 7 minutes or less and other procedures can be combined with them, such as the Holcomb C3-R ®.

Watch Ian’s story of night vision improvement with Intacs

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How Will INTACS Help My Keratoconus?

Before the 1990’s there was little available in regard to treatment options for Keratoconus. Many patients had to deal with the debilitating effects of Keratoconus until they needed a Corneal Transplant. Now there are several new treatments that are improving the overall effects of Keratoconus. INTACS have been available to patients for the treatment of Keratoconus since 1999. This treatment can also assist patients with other eye conditions such as Myopia.

Below are benefits of INTACS for Keratoconus:

Simple, out-patient procedure.
Less invasive then a corneal transplant
Provides you with Improved Quality of Vision
Most Commonly takes less than 15 minutes
Removable if technology changes, but designed to remain in the eye for a lifetime

For most people, the use of INTACS for Keratoconus is a great treatment for correcting their quality of vision and comfort in glasses and contacts. The INTACS are not noticeable within the eye and do not require maintenance once in place. If this is something you might be interested, in speak with your eye care professional for more information.

Procedure & Recovery:

15-30 min. total operative time (1 or 2 eyes)
Little to no recovery time
Little to no pain
Almost immediate improvement
Can be combined with other eye care procedures

There are several advantages including quicker and little to no pain with recovery. INTACS can take the place of your glasses or contact lenses, however most commonly assists in the comfort of these types of correction. They help to reshape the eye’s cornea to help improve your overall quality of vision.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in Keratoconus Treatments, as well as other vision correction procedures.

Watch how a 12 year old boy had his vision restored and saved by INTACS. He was saved from having to undergo the invasive cornea transplant:

Can You Benefit From Using INTACS for Keratoconus?

INTACS have been used for Keratoconus since 1999 with many benefits. Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes the cornea of the eye to change shape distorting the overall vision of the patient. While there is no guarantee that the treatment alone with restore your vision, it has been effective in improving the quality of vision for many patients.

INTACS can be used in combination with other procedures including the Holcomb C3-R ® (Corneal Collagen Crosslinking) and CK. These procedures can be done in a day and for those who have to travel it can generally be done with a 3 day stay in Beverly Hills. The benefits of these procedures include little to no pain, and a quick recovery. For those trying INTACS for Keratoconus below are some additional benefits.

The procedure is outpatient

Less invasive then having a corneal transplant

Provides you with an Improved Quality of Vision

Most Commonly takes less than 10 minutes per eye

Removable if the prescription changes, or removal is needed for other reasons

While there is still no cause for Keratoconus many can benefit from the advancements made over the past 10-15 years. Can you benefit from INTACS for Keratoconus? In most case the answer is: Yes! While you may need some additional treatments to get the most out of your treatment INTACS can help you on your way. The treatments for Keratoconus in the past have been invasive, painful, and have a longer recover time. However today these new treatments improve the recovery time and reduce your discomfort as well. Do your research and judge for yourself.

Watch the inspirational stories featured in the media, bringing attention to these vision improving and life changing treatments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD9AMnDKhdg&feature=share&list=PL14E3E9271888A2F4

Take the time to look into this great procedure by visiting www.AmKC.org

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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True Testimonials: Meeting Ian Barnes

Ian Barnes was diagnosed with a condition called Keratoconus. This is a common progressive condition of the eye. Keratoconus causes a bulging of the cornea which distorts the patient’s vision over time. Ian suffered from a more moderate stage of Keratoconus which began to cause difficulties with his being able to study and ready for long periods. His vision especially bothered him at night causing him trouble driving.

Ian’s vision at night caused intense double vision, halos, and trouble seeing the road in front of him. The light sensitivity made it difficult for him to focus on the road. Ian began to avoid driving at night due to these problems. These are common problems for the more progressed stages of Keratoconus.

Ian’s doctors gave him a treatment plan that many had heard before Corneal Transplant. Corneal transplants are the older techniques of treatment for Keratoconus. With new technologies this painful and invasive Cornea Transplant procedure is often not needed. In Ian’s case the use of INTACS gave him a chance for better sight within an hour. INTACS are tiny inserts placed within the layers of the cornea to prove support to the weakened area. INTACS helps to reduce the bulging area of the cornea that causes vision distortion and loss.

This gave Ian an immediate improvement to his vision. However one more step was required. While the INTACS started his road to recovery, an additional procedure would help to ensure stability in his new found vision over the coming years.

The Holcomb C3-R ® (Corneal Collagen Crosslinking) is another procedure that will give improvement over the next few months. A special eye drop solution composed of Riboflavin, a natural vitamin in our bodies, along with other components is applied to the cornea. The special solution is activated by the use of a Ultra-Violet light. This process takes about 30 minutes. The Holcomb C3-R ® strengthens the fibers of the cornea strengthen the cornea to halt the progression of Keratoconus. Holcomb C3-R® works in tandem with INTACS to help maximize the flattening of the bulge and improving the overall vision of the patient.

Ian’s experience was remarkable and allowed him to see better than he had in years. Ian said “I’m speechless; these procedure will give me a new life. I am so thankful to Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler for developing these treatments.” The procedures provided improved quality of vision that was almost lost. New techniques continue to emerge in the treatment of Keratoconus. Today a diagnosis of Keratoconus is not the end of the world and new vision can be found.

Diagnosing Keratoconus early can give you and your eye care professional a more accurate treatment plan and a step in the right direction. Below are some symptoms of Keratoconus. If you have any symptoms or a family history of Keratoconus let your eye care professional know.

Symptoms:

Frequent Rubbing of the Eyes

Frequent Changes to your prescription

Blurred Vision

Halos around lights; difficult with night vision

Decreased night vision

Learn more about Ian’s story that was featured on Dr. Phil’s medical talk show, The Doctor’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2DeAQA-DI&feature=share&list=PL14E3E9271888A2F4

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in Keratoconus treatments, and other procedures. If you would like to know more about this condition you can request a Free Webinar discussing these advanced treatments: www.FixesYourKeratoconus.com

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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True Testimonials – Kenny Atkins, 1st US Reported INTACS for Keratoconus Patient

When I started college I was an Ocean Lifeguard. At school, I found it harder to focus on textbooks. I thought it was just the chlorine from the pool. I had my eyes checked and I was diagnosed with astigmatism in one eye and I started wearing glasses while studying. As lifeguarding became my chosen profession, I found it hard to focus in the afternoon as the Southern California sun set lower in the sky.

 

When running out for a rescue, I would often lose my prescription sunglasses. I tried soft lenses, but sand got under them and that was uncomfortable. The lenses often slid up behind my eyes and even floated away when I swam. I often went without correction because of the irritation. By late afternoon I would see double images of objects far away, such as a boat on the horizon.

 

When laser eye surgery became available, I was excited. However, I was discouraged to learn that I had keratoconus in one eye and was not a candidate for LASIK. I came across an article and some studies by Dr. Boxer Wachler. I was optimistic after my first meeting with him in 1999. He explained a new procedure Intacs that would help correct my keratoconus and vision. Back then Intacs had not been reported on a patient with keratoconus in the United States, but he felt it was ready to be attempted. As I was a good candidate, I welcomed the opportunity.  A week after surgery, the vision in that eye improved to a great degree. I was able to see nearly equally with both eyes and it was unnecessary to wear glasses or contacts at work. After a few months I noticed that I was relying more and more on the corrected eye!

 

It has now been about eight years since I had Intacs and I still do not wear corrective lenses. I am able to pick objects out of the glare on the horizon and street signs on the freeway well before I need to turn. The freedom I have gained and the confidence I now have in my vision has proven invaluable to me and my ability to continue in my profession.

 

The ability to see well in lifeguarding is critical, and I no longer have the worry that I might miss something that could result in someone’s pain, suffering or their life. I owe this self assuredness to Dr. Boxer Wachler and to Intacs.

 

I feel fortunate to have been at the right place at the right time in history. I can appreciate the saying, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” I am glad that my pioneering experience helped pave the way for the thousands of other patients who have subsequently benefited from innovative advancements for keratoconus. I am pleased to dedicate this book to the thousands of future patients who will benefit from these innovations.

 

– Kenny Atkins, first reported Intacs® for

keratoconus patient in the United States

Learn more about keratoconus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratoconus

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For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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