Keratoconus | Innova ocular - Clínica Muiños
The appearance of intracorneal rings is considered a revolution, since it implies the previous step before the cornea transplant, and it can be delayed or even avoided in young patients.
The treatment with intrastromal rings includes the placement of one or two semi-circular segments in the cornea, whose thickness is variable and which are made of acrylic material.
Corneal rings are surgically placed, which flatten the central cornea, and improve the incidence of images in the retina.
Intrastromal rings have the additional advantage that they can be removed or replaced when they do not meet the goal or if they cause intolerances.
Corneal transplant is a very common surgery that produces good results. It entails the replacement of the central part of the damaged structure of the cornea by a cornea of a donor, from an eye bank, after a study of suitability of this tissue is made before its implantation.
Corneal transplant is a definite treatment for corneal diseases that have produced an irreversible eyesight deterioration that cannot be corrected with other procedures.