What Is Keratoconus(KC)?
KC is a thinning disorder of the cornea causing abnormal bulging of the cornea . As the cornea progressively thins , the patients shortsightedness and astigmatism increases. This leads to frequent spectacle change . Patients often complain of progressive visual deterioration , with ghosting and distortion of images .This makes daily activities like readings and driving difficult .
Since our motto is FREEDOM for your eyes and you we have successful treatment options available.
KC progression can be successfully stopped with Corneal Collagen Cross Linking procedures. Once the KC has stabilized there are therapeutic options to improve vision and these include : Spectacles , Contact lenses, Intra corneal Ring Segmants , Implantable Collamer lens and therapeutic PRK.
Are you a known KC patient and are contact lens intolerant or unable to get satisfactory vision with spectacles ? We have sophisticated technology to analyze your cornea and offer a custom solution . Not all hope is lost and not all KC patients need a corneal transplant.
Surgical solutions to improve your vision
Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL)
The first step in treating KC is to stop its progression. CXL is known to be a safe and effective treatment in this regard. If your previous CXL has failed , you may have had an ineffective protocol.
Intra Corneal Ring segments (ICRS)
Although Keratoconus can be stabilised with Corneal Cross-linking, some patients are still contact lens intolerant after the treatment and still have poor vision due to a very irregular cornea. We now have a therapeutic option for these patients, namely Intracorneal Ring Segments implantation, called ICRS.
If you are contact lens intolerant or not happy with your vision, you may have a very irregular cornea. ICRS may be a solution for you. It can help improve your corneal shape resulting in a better fitting contact lens and improved corrected vision.
This is a safe and reversible procedure.
Also suitable for patients who have had previous corneal transplants.
The Benefits of ICRS implantation
- It is a minimally invasive procedure
- Results are rapid and predictable
- There is a reduced risk of visual adverse effects
- Provides long-term vision correction
- It is completely reversible
- No need for tissue removal
- Patients are more contact lens tolerant
- Improves a patient’s quality of life
- Hight patient satisfaction rate
- There is a stabilisation or delay of cone progression
- There is a lack of the cornea rejecting the ring segments due to its acrylic and inert and biocompatible material
- Can be combined with other procedures such as contact lens fitting, corneal cross-linking, PRK, phakic IOL implantation and intraocular lenses
- There is no evidence of any interference with a corneal transplant
- You won’t feel your corneal rings and people wont be able to see them
Corneal allogenic intra Stromal ring Segmants. (CAIRS)
Human corneal tissue can be added to your cornea to strengthen and improve its shape. If your cornea is not suitable for ICRS , this may be a solution for you.