Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory progressive eye disease that affects the cornea. With keratoconus, the cornea, which is normally spherical, progressively becomes more cone-shaped. The central cornea protrudes forward and corneal thinning can occur, affecting vision. Although Keratoconus is not always a blinding disorder,at times patients become contact lens intolerant or the vision decreases to a point where a corneal transplant becomes the next option.
Intacs are an FDA approved option for patients diagnosed with keratoconus who no longer have satisfactory vision with glasses or contact lenses. INTACS are corneal implants that correct vision and stabilize the cornea of patients with keratoconus and are a possible alternative for those faceing corneal transplants. Using state of the art corneal mapping and topography the doctors at Toyos Clinic can determine if this minimally invasive procedure is right for you.