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 this case, we adopted the following terms to perform the literature search: (keratoconus OR keratoconic) AND (intrastromal corneal ring segment OR myoring OR Keraring OR Ferrara ICRS OR icrs OR intacs) AND (lens OR ICL OR implantable Collamer OR phakic intraocular lens).
ICRs Refraktif ve Aberometrik Sonuclar: INTACs ve Ferrara Ring, mekanik ve femtosaniye lazer teknikleri karsilastirilmis ve her iki ring ve her iki teknikte benzer gorme ve refrakrif sonuclar elde edilmisrir.
Addition technology recommends Intacs surgery using Mark Swanson's nomogram which is based on parameters as posterior elevation map, spherical equivalent and the incision is located on the steep meridian or topographic axis of positive cylinder.
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.
Sorbara, "Fitting an MSD (mini scleral design) rigid contact lens in advanced keratoconus with INTACS," Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, vol.
His work includes inserting special lenses - like the Verisyse iris clip lens from AMO - above and below the iris, laser treatments, and placing rings in the cornea, called INTACS, which exert slight pressure to improve vision.
The increase was based mostly on Canadian sales of Intacs and of related surgical instruments and surgeon training in connection with the launch of Intacs in Canada.
Kymionis GD, Siganos CS, Tsiklis NS Long-term follow-up of Intacs in keratoconus.
In keratoconus, refractive problems can be addressed with Intacs and phakic intraocular lenses following corneal collagen cross-linking.