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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Did You Know You Can Combine Treatments for Keratoconus Without Increasing Your Recovery Time?

If you hear the word ‘procedures’ you often worry about extended recovery time, more trips to the doctor, and even more pain. With the new treatments available for Keratoconus, you can combine your treatments, have less recovery time, and experience a better quality of vision in the long run.

There are many advances in technology when it comes to corrective eye care. Having more than one procedure done at a time is no longer a burden, but a benefit!

Benefits of combining your treatments for Keratoconus:

Reduced recovery time
Faster improvements in eye treatment
Rapid increase in quality of vision
Less hassle with multiple treatment dates, appointments, procedures
More support for your vision with combined treatments

There are many reasons to have a combination of treatments done for vision correction or conditions such as Keratoconus. With new technologies and treatment options we can now shorten your treatment time, and improve your quality of vision like never before.

There are treatments like Wavefront-guided LASIK, INTACS, and the new Holcomb C3-R ® which has been benefiting thousands of patients across the country. When paired with other treatments, it results in improved quality of vision – improving their daily lives.

Listen to Gail’s experience with Holcomb C3-R, Intacs, and Visian ICL:

How the Symptoms of Keratoconus Can Affect Your Daily Life

Many people have heard of Keratoconus some have even known someone with the condition or are possibly dealing with it personally. But many still don’t understand how the condition works and how it will affect their daily life. Keratoconus is a progressive condition that affects your vision by distorting the image you see in front of you. The reason this happens is because Keratoconus causes the shape of the cornea to protrude like a hernia. Instead of a sphere the cornea is shaped more like a cone. This cone shape causes the light to reflect off the cornea in an irregular way. Over time this continues to gradually diminish your vision and the way you view things.

Keratoconus can occur either gradually over time or after injury. In some there seems to be a genetic family inheritance risk factor. It is important to understand the symptoms of this progressive condition because if it goes untreated for too long it can cause severe damage to the patient’s eyes.

Below are some signs and symptoms of Keratoconus:

Frequent blurred vision
Frequent rubbing of the eyes
Frequent changes in prescription
Seeing Halos & Glare around lights at night
Decreased night vision
High amount of astigmatism
Poor vision in glasses
Poor comfort in contacts
Increased difficulty wearing contacts all day

Understanding how the early signs affect you and recognizing them can help with more effective treatment, even possible prevention. But it can also help you understand what will happen to your vision as the condition progresses.

Frequent Changes in Prescriptions:

While many of us have been to the eye care professional as long as we can remember we don’t usually need a new prescription each year. But if you are noticing that you are in need of prescriptions more frequently you may want to bring it up with your eye doctor. This could be a symptoms of early stage Keratoconus.

Decreased Night Vision:

One of the major signs of Keratoconus is decreased night vision. Many of us struggle with seeing far distances in the day without our glasses or contacts but a disruption in your vision at night can cause many problems. If you work at night, or travel this can disrupt your day. Let the eye doctor know if you are having more difficulty driving at night or seeing even in the passenger’s side this will help them better diagnosis you.

Learn about one man’s struggle with Night Vision lead him to seek treatment to restore and improve his vision with Keratoconus treatments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2DeAQA-DI&feature=share&list=PL14E3E9271888A2F4

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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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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