Have Keratoconus, New IOL?

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Have Keratoconus, New IOL?

Postby GeneralPatientInquiry » Wed May 31, 2006 3:52 am

Are there any clinical studies on IOLs in Louisiana being performed? Today local newspaper had an article about FDA approval of Verisyse IOLs. I have keratoconus and unable to LASIK or PRK. Was interested in these IOLs to correct for myopia.
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed May 31, 2006 3:58 am

This is one boat that you don't want to jump in too quickly. The phakic intraocular lens (P-IOL) has a limited application and tends to be best for high myopes (nearsighted) with smaller pupils and a large anterior chamber depth. Insertion of a P-IOL is not an easy task and the practical skill of the surgeon after the learning curve will be an important indicator as to your probable success. For details, visit http://www.usaeyes.org/lasik/faq/lasik- ... -p-iol.htm

Keratoconus is a progressive disease that commonly causes the lower portion of the cornea to bulge outward due to weakness of the corneal tissue, resulting in significant astigmatism. See http://www.usaeyes.org/faq/subjects/keratoconus.htm for more on keratoconus.

It has been found that Intacs can slow or halt the progression of this bulging and as an added bonus, they can reduce myopia. If your myopia is under 3.00 diopters, then Intacs may be able to handle all your vision problems. If your myopia is greater than 3.00 diopters or you are hyperopic (farsighted), Intacs may help the keratoconus, but not resolve your refractive correction issues. See http://www.usaeyes.org/faq/subjects/intacs.htm for details

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