Recent study shows INTACS corneal rings may decrease progression of Keratoconus
Published by on July 12, 2012
INTACS corneal rings have been used as a treatment for keratoconus for several years. Although experts have always assumed that INTACS prevent the progression of keratoconus, and decrease the chance of requiring a corneal transplantation, we now have scientific proof. Researchers in France recently published an article in the inter national Journal of Refractive Surgery. They concluded that 92% of eyes with progressive keratoconus did not progress after INTACS segments were implanted. This is a very significant finding and further confirms that INTACS is a beneficial treatment for some patients with keratoconus. (Bedi et. al. Refractive and topographic stability of Intacs in eyes with progressive keratoconus: five-year follow-up. J. Refract Surg. 2012;28(6):392-396)
Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Additionally, Dr. Kugler is proud to be a Board Certified Fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.