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Would You Recommend Intacs for a 27 Year Old Patient With Early Keratoconus?

Posted By Dr. Ari Weitzner On February 26, 2009 @ 2:55 pm In Case Discussions,Cornea,New Technologies,Refractive | Comments Disabled

I have a 27 year old patient with early keratoconus, with about 6 diopters of cylinder, best corrected with glasses to about 20/25. His K’s have been stable for a year. He wanted to know about Intacs- I told him that the results are pretty good, reversible if necessary so no bridges are burned, and a better option than PKP if PKP can be avoided. He also asked about the new riboflavin cross-linking for ectasia. I heard a lecture about that on AudioDigest- the preliminary results sound promising. I was hoping to hear from cornea surgeons about their experience with Intacs for kerataconus, and if they have more information about the new cross-linking treatment.


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