BEST CANDIDATES for Intacs Corneal Implants
At Wang Vision Institute, our team of skilled ophthalmologists is pleased to provide patients with a range of solutions to better their vision and quality of life, one of which being Intacs corneal implants. Intacs are tiny, crescent-shaped devices that are roughly the size of a fingertip. When implanted, they serve to create a more dome-like shape to the cornea by flattening the area. This allows light to enter the eye easier, which encourages better vision.
After Intacs, individuals will still require vision correction with glasses or contact lenses, even after their keratoconus has been addressed. Intacs can make wearing contacts possible for men and women who were unable to use them before and may even reduce myopia (nearsightedness) in other patients. If you live in or near Nashville, TN, contact our premier ocular center to schedule your comprehensive exam and make sure your eyes are in their best health.
"I took my mom for exam in January. The staff was great. My mom has Fuch's Dystrophy and needed cataract surgery. Had that done in March. After meeting Dr. Wang and the staff I knew we were in good hands."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 19, 2020
"I took my Mom for exam in January. She has Fuch's Dystrophy and needed cataract surgery. Had cataract surgery in March. So far everything is great. After meeting Dr. Wang and staff, I knew she was in good hands."- T.M. / Yelp / Mar 18, 2020
"I had small incision lasik in October 2019 to correct astigmatism and near sidedness in both of my eyes. I am beyond satisfied with the services I received. I see way better than I ever did with contacts or glasses. Everyone I have seen at Wang Vision Institute have been so nice and personable. They were amazing at easing the anxiety I experienced when it was time for the procedure and even took a video on my phone because I asked for one! Dr. Frenkel did a great job and I have not regretted having this done with him by any means!"- A.S. / Yelp / Mar 18, 2020
"Surgery was great. Staff is very professional and thorough"- J.J. / Facebook / Mar 11, 2020
"Two months after receiving "Forever Young" lens replacement surgery from Dr. Wang, I am once again able to read fine print and see my computer screen. My experience with Wang Vision Institute was wonderful and produced a result which is life changing!"- C.Y. / Healthgrades / Mar 10, 2020
BETTER VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Intacs are clear, tiny implants that are inserted around the cornea to improve its shape and potentially reduce astigmatism and myopia. These devices are offered for patients with keratoconus who can no longer see properly while wearing contact lenses or glasses. Although this procedure has been proven effective for many patients, there are some individuals that may not qualify to receive Intacs. This includes individuals who:
- Are pregnant
- Have additional eye disorders that may cause future issues
- Are taking certain medications that could prevent or slow your body's ability to heal
To determine if you're an ideal candidate for Intacs, one of our highly skilled eye surgeons will conduct a comprehensive exam to assess the condition of your eye health.
WHAT TO EXPECT with Intacs® Corneal Implants
Your Intacs corneal implant procedure will take place here at our Nashville, TN office and can last anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes. To begin, a member of our team will numb the eye with a topical anesthetic in the form of eye drops. We will then place a speculum in the eye to prevent blinking or any other unnecessary movement during the treatment. Utilizing advanced laser technology, we will make a small opening into the cornea. The laser-assisted nature of this procedure ensures greater accuracy and eliminates the need for manual incisions. Once the layers of the cornea have been carefully separated and prepared, we will insert the Intacs implants into their proper position.
ABOUT INTACS CORNEAL IMPLANTS
After your procedure, you will be required to attend follow-up appointments so we can continue to monitor the health and healing of your eye. We may prescribe antibiotic eye drops for you to use throughout your recovery to reduce the change of infection. Some patients report trouble seeing at night or having blurry vision after their treatment, but this will go away over time. It's important that you follow any and all post-operative care instructions provided to you by our staff — this is to make sure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Your follow-up appointments will be scheduled here at our Nashville, TN office. During your check-ins, we will assess the healing progress of your eye and determine if there has been any improvement in your vision.
Intacs Corneal Implants FOLLOW-UP
Worsening vision is something that no man or woman looks forward to. Our team of highly experienced ophthalmologists at Wang Vision Institute provides a host of solutions for patients experiencing vision loss as a result of keratoconus. Intacs corneal implants are a revolutionary new treatment that can restore the natural dome-like shape to the cornea, and in turn, improve the way you're able to see the world. To find out more about how our Nashville, TN ocular center continues to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to discovering and offering revolutionary treatments for a range of conditions, contact our office.