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Intacs for Keratoconus Treatment

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Dr. Turner has now performed over 200 procedures with Intacs for keratoconus and/or ectasia within the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose. Over the last 5 years we have devoted a significant amount of time investigating and researching the effectivness of Intacs. A successful Intacs implanted patient, will have a reduction in Rx, an improvement in UCVA and BCVA, an easier to fit soft contact lens with better quality of vision and an arrest in the progression of the cone.

Depending on the case Dr. Turner uses his now significant experience to select one of the following options:

-Select the proper segment thickness, use one or two segments the same size, one or two segments of different sizes (disparate sizes), determine the tension left on the suture or no suture at all, determine if, in the case of just one segment being used, a tunnel should still be created on the unimplanted side.

As you can imagine choosing the proper segment and technique will render a significantly better outcome. We continue to believe that Intacs® are a good and safe alternative to RGP. Worldwide data and our own data indicates that Intacs are a safe procedure to arrest the progression of Keratoconus while improving the quality of vision.

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