Corneal Procedures

Keratoconus | Intrastromal Corneal Rings (Intacs) | Corneal Transplant

 

KeratoconusKeratoconus

Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea that causes a weakening of the cornea leading to a gradual outward bulging of the eye. Instead of having a rounded cornea the shape of a soccer ball, the cornea becomes the shape of a rugby ball when developing Keratoconus.

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Intacs RingsIntacs

These Corneal Procedures involve placing the plastic insert just beneath the surface of the eye in the periphery of the cornea.

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Corneal Transplant

These are extremely delicate microsurgical Corneal Procedures. The procedure first involves removal of a round, button-shaped shaped portion of the damaged cornea. This diseased cornea is removed with a special round cutting tool called a trephine. Then, a clear donor cornea, prepared to the same size, is replaced within the round opening. Finally, this donor cornea is stitched into place with extremely fine sutures.

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