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dc.contributor.authorTunç, Zeki
dc.contributor.authorDeveci, Nuran
dc.contributor.authorSener, Bozkurt
dc.contributor.authorBahçecioǧlu, Halil Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-27T08:00:56Z
dc.date.available2019-06-27T08:00:56Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.issn0181-5512
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/174
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/%5BCorneal-ring-segments-(INTACS)-for-the-treatment-2-Tun%C3%A7-Deveci/ee0cf17d709cd6a98ae806257e7d4d34355bb634
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the use of corneal ring segments (INTACS) for the treatment of asymmetrical astigmatism in keratoconus. Material and methods: This prospective study involved nine eyes of seven patients who were operated on between December 1998 and June 2000. A case of keratoconus with opacified cornea was excluded from this study. The patients chosen were contact lens-intolerant. The surgical intervention was carried out under topical anesthesia. The INTACS (Addition Technology) corneal ring insert was inserted approximately 68% of the peripheral corneal depth and was centered to the cone of the cornea. Results: No intraoperative complications occurred. We noted a flattening of the central cornea and a decrease in irregular astigmatism for all patients. Mean preoperative uncorrected visual acuity was less than 1/10. Postoperatively two eyes had an uncorrected visual acuity of 10/10 seven eyes showed an improvement from an uncorrected visual acuity of 2/10 to 7/10. Conclusion: We have observed that the flattening effect of INTACS inserts on the soft corneal keratoconic tissue and on the high astigmatic tissue seems greater than that produced in normal cornea. Implantation of INTACS resulted in a significant reduction in asymmetrical astigmatism of the keratoconus.
dc.language.isoFrench
dc.publisherMasson Editeur
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectKeratoconus
dc.subjectIntacts
dc.subjectAstigmatism
dc.titleCorneal ring segments (INTACS) for the treatment of asymmetrical astigmatism of the keratoconus. Follow-up after 2 years
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.startpage824
dc.identifier.endpage830
dc.relation.journalJournal Francais D Ophtalmologie
dc.identifier.issue8
dc.identifier.volume26
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000186839000007


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