Intacs


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Intacs

Ophthalmology A device inserted into the periphery of the cornea, reshaping it to correct myopia of –1.0 to –3.0 diopters. See LASIK.

Intacs

Trade name of an intracorneal implant consisting of two tiny half-ring segments, which are inserted into the cornea to reshape its curvature and correct ametropia. The method is presently used to flatten the cornea by a given amount (the thicker the ring segments the flatter the cornea) in order to correct low myopia. It is an outpatient procedure carried out under local anaesthesia, takes less than half an hour and is reversible. The ring segments are made of clear biocompatible plastic inserted into the stroma and around the optical zone of the cornea.
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In the fourth quarter, KeraVision moved from training surgeons and selling start-up instrument kits to creating models that are designed to integrate Intacs into surgeons' practices and make Intacs the procedure of choice for mild myopia in these practices.
To illustrate how Intacs eyes are different from other surgically-corrected eyes, Schanzlin reported the results of a WaveFront Analysis, an emerging diagnostic tool that measures light rays as they pass through the lens of an eye and onto the retina.
Loarie said, "The Intacs launch is being well received by surgeons and extensively and favorably reported by the news media.
Patients say that's the feature that makes Intacs attractive.
Brian Boxer Wachler to treat keratoconus in the United States, Intacs is now a FDA-approved procedure that improves vision and reduces the distortion caused by keratoconus.
published results of tour patients who underwent LASEK tot the correction of residual myopia and astigmatism following Intacs.
Prior to Intacs, thousands of patients with keratoconus had the only option of wearing hard-style contact lenses or face a very invasive cornea transplant," Boxer Wachler remarked.
On April 9, Intacs became the first FDA-approved non-laser option for the surgical correction of mild nearsightedness -- a condition affecting an estimated 20 million adult Americans.
Note to Editors: KERAVISION and INTACS are protected trademarks of KeraVision, Inc.
Washington and Baltimore Laser Eye Centers have offices in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC and specialize in laser vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism using LASIK, PRK, and Intacs.
Most recently, he was a product manager for INTACS refractive inserts at KeraVision Inc.
KeraVision, founded in 1986, is the developer of INTACS micro-thin prescription inserts for people with -1.