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The C3R treatment is performed in just 20 to 30 minutes. The following are the steps in which it is carried out :
The cornea increases in rigidity soon after the procedure although the process of cross-linking continues on for few days. A satisfactory result will be arresting the progress of keratoconus. C3R causes the collagen fibrils to thicken, crosslink & reattach to each other, making the cornea stronger and more stable than before. Thus, C3R results in halting the progression of the disease.
Advantages of DSEK/Sutureless Corneal Transplant Procedure over standard Corneal Transplant-
The posterior graft can dislocate and may need to be repositioned or replaced. In some instances, a regular corneal transplant may be needed.
Intacs corneal implants provide crisp, clear, maintenance-free vision and are ideal for individuals with moderate nearsightedness who are particular about the quality of their vision. They preserve the cornea's natural shape and can be replaced or removed if your future vision correction needs change, providing clear & maintenance-free vision to those who are mildly nearsighted.
Intacs corneal implants are micro-thin. An ophthalmologist inserts them under the outer edge of your cornea (the surface of your eye) during a brief outpatient procedure.
Intacs corneal implants gently reshape the curvature of your cornea from within, enhancing the natural shape of your eye to correct mild nearsightedness. Unlike laser surgery, no corneal tissue is removed from the central optical zone of your cornea & the portion critical to your sight.
You cannot feel Intacs corneal implants once they have been inserted. Intacs corneal implants are no more visible than contact lenses. No maintenance is required. Over 97% of patients who get Intacs corneal implants achieve the goal of driver's license vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses, and greater than 50% are pleased to discover that their vision is better than 20/20.
If you're near-sighted, the light rays passing through your cornea are not focusing properly on your retina. Intacs corneal implants correct near-sightedness by gently adjusting the shape of your cornea to allow light rays to focus precisely on the retina & producing clear and sharp vision.
The tissue removal procedures needed by conventional lasers every time a patient needs an adjustment to his/her vision is not required by the Intacs corneal implants. This is because the procedure changes the curvature of your eye by adding ultra-thin ring segments rather than removing tissue.
Intacs can be replaced with a different size if an adjustment is needed in the future. They can also be removed if necessary; giving you the security you need without a permanent refractive procedure.
Only a qualified physician can assess if Intacs are right for you. Intacs are FDA-approved for people whose correction is between -1.00 and -3.00 diopters, with no more than 1.00 diopter of astigmatism. Your doctor will need to examine your eyes to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Intacs corneal implants. Also, it is required that you have healthy eyes that are free from disease or injury. You need to be at least 21 years of age and have had stable vision for at least one year.
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) is performed when the scarring or corneal disease involves the front half of the cornea. In this procedure, the anterior portion of the cornea is removed, leaving the very thin posterior portion of the cornea and the new donor cornea is then sutured into place.
The goal of DALK is to retain the endothelial layer of the host if it is worth preserving. The rejection of corneal tissue occurs in the posterior part of the cornea and retaining it avoids the risk of corneal graft rejection.
DALK is an advanced and technically complex procedure. An expert should be consulted to understand the pros and cons of this procedure before arriving at a decision.