What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a progressive thinning condition of the cornea marked by nearsightedness, astigmatism and very poor vision. Research tells us that keratoconus can affect 1 in every 2000 people and that it does not discriminate between men and women or amongst races. The cause of keratoconus (a disease) is not yet definitively known but primary contributors are believed to be genetics and allergies.
People with Keratoconus want better vision, but are not candidates for laser vision correction with LASIK.
Intacs are a wonderful option for Keratoconus patients.
Intacs for Keratoconus
In Dr. Michel’s Intacs for Keratoconus, he places tiny plastic ring segments in the peripheral cornea which improves the corneal shape and reduces both nearsightedness and astigmatism. Most patients who have Intacs for Keratoconus are able to avoid a corneal transplant and improve their vision.
Dr. Michel is a pioneer in Intacs and holds the distinction of being the first surgeon in Ventura County to perform Intacs surgery for Keratoconus.