Keratoconus refers to a progressive, non-inflammatory disorder wherein the cornea thins and becomes cone-like in shape. Symptoms usually appear in young adulthood and, unfortunately, overall cases of keratoconus (also called “pellucid”) are increasing. Eyeglasses or contact lenses can help mitigate the symptoms, to varying results. However, advanced cases, where corneal scarring occurred, left a corneal transplant as the only treatment option.
Intacts® involves the placement of tiny inserts into the cornea to improve its shape. This minimally invasive procedure has been proven as an effective treatment for keratoconus, improving vision while helping patients avoid the need for corneal transplants. Click here for more information.