Restoring quality of life through better vision...
A new FDA approved option for
filling the gap between
contact lenses and a corneal transplant!
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease,
which causes a thinning of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye.
As keratoconus progresses, the quality of one's vision deteriorates and
contact lenses or glasses no longer become a satisfactory solution for
most people. For many, an invasive corneal transplant was the only
option – until now! Intacs prescription inserts are an exciting new
option between contacts and a corneal transplant that may be the best possible option to stabilize the
cornea and improve vision.
Intacs prescription inserts are indicated for use in the correction of
nearsightedness and astigmatism for patients with Keratoconus, where contact
lenses and glasses are no longer suitable.
Intacs prescription inserts
are approved by the FDA for keratoconus under a Humanitarian
Device Exemption (HDE).
Diplomat Travels to U.S. for Groundbreaking Eye Procedure:
Patient Undergoes Surgery to Treat Keratoconus at Advocate
Illinois Masonic Medical Center
ABC NEWS Channel 7 - Jan. 14,
2005 - Strengthening Corneas With Plastic - "Some
tiny pieces of plastic offer new hope to people who suffer
"It just hit home more and more how precious my eyesight
Medical Association releases new CPT code for Intacs for
New CPT code 0099T released on Jan 1, 2005. See