Keratoconus Treatment: How Do Intacs Work?

Keratoconus is an eye disease that progressively changes the shape of your cornea, causing light to bend incorrectly as it enters your eyes. Keratoconus can occur in one eye or both eyes. Most people with this disease find that they need a brand new prescription every time they visit the eye doctor, which can be incredibly frustrating.

Thankfully, there is a long-term solution for Keratoconus that can help you avoid the hassle of constantly changing glasses and contacts: Intacs. These small, clear plastic inserts can be implanted in your cornea to help preserve its shape, reinforcing and flattening the corneal tissue in your eye. Intacs are an FDA-approved treatment for Keratoconus.

Intacs are the ideal solution for Keratoconus because they can be removed and replaced to address different levels of correction. Since Keratoconus will continue to change your corneal shape over time, the flexibility and adjustable nature of Intacs are the best possible way to provide stable vision on a daily basis.

If you have further questions about Intacs for Keratoconus, please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (877) 254-2662 to schedule your free screening. We serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area of California.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.