465 N. Roxbury Dr. Suite 902,
Beverly Hills, CA. 90210 Phone: 310.594.5209
Beverly Hills LASIK Specialist
INTACS PROCEDURE FOR KERATOCONUS, Since 1999
Keratoconus is more common now than ever before. Once thought to occur in 1 in 2000 people, Keratoconus is now 1 in 500 people.
Dr. Brian pioneered Intacs for Keratoconus and was the first surgeon in
the world (except for France) to do this procedure for Keratoconus in 1999. He'll typically perform more Intacs procedures in a single week than a number of surgeons will perform in a whole year.
Intacs placement is typically a quick,
non-laser procedure that can correct mild to moderate nearsightedness
and improve keratoconus. Intacs can be inserted by Dr. Brian at
his Beverly Hills practice.
and all over the country
have visited Dr Brian's office in Beverly Hills for his typically 10- minute Intacs procedure.
Intacs are clear inserts designed to reshape the cornea to correct
vision. They are made of a material that has been safely
used in contact lenses and cataract surgery for over 50 years.
Intacs cannot typically be felt nor seen as they remain below the surface of
the cornea. The procedure does not require any needles
or shots, only numbing drops.
Intacs are now FDA-approved for keratoconus. The FDA in part adopted
Dr. Brian's procedure guidelines for the approved surgical
technique which is the basis for instructional courses used to train
other surgeons. Benefit of Intacs is potential for improved vision and risk potential is infection, inflammation, and glare among others. That is the reason Dr. Brian and every staff member here are all highly "detail-oriented" about every step of the process for every patient.
Surgical technique is very important as there are
many different possible ways of placing Intacs along
with many different sizes of Intacs to select. If
Intacs are not positioned at the correct angle or
the wrong type of sizes are used, it is possible to
experience worse vision. For more details about this
here and read this important article.
Patients fly from all over the country for Dr. Brian to treat them. Your eyes are very precious. If another eye surgeon has offered to perform Intacs on you, you may want to ask about experience and does the surgeon know how to plan the Intacs surgery or does your surgeon have to send your information to outside consultant to be told how to do the Intacs procedure?
Specifically ask your surgeon 1) if 1 or 2 segments will be used, 2) what thickness will be used, and 3) what location will Intacs be placed? You will have an idea about level of experience with answers to those questions, especially if your surgeon needs to send your information to an outside consultant for advice. Dr. Brian has been doing Intacs for keratoconus over 10 years, which is longer than any other eye surgeon in the world (except for France where Dr. Joseph Colin was the first).
With Dr. Brian's custom technique, you can be certain that
safety measures have been addressed.
POTENTIAL BENEFIT to PATIENT
Intacs are exchangeable and removable
Accommodate future vision needs
Separate sterile equipment for each eye
Reduce risk of infection
Infrared pupil measuring equipment
Determine glare and halo risk
After FDA approval in 1999, Dr. Brian was the first in
the United States to publish the use of Intacs for treating a corneal
degenerative condition called keratoconus. Since then, Intacs has
dramatically increased in use for this condition world-wide as a result of his pioneering work.
Read Dr. Brian's revolutionary insights in his
latest book "Modern Management of Keratoconus". He "wrote the book" on Keratoconus.
You will receive a
free book when you come for consultation
Book is available for purchase seperately for $99
CHART REVIEW AND CONSULTATION FOR OUT-OF-TOWN PATIENTS
Many out-of-town patients would like Dr. Brian to do a complimentary review of their medical records and make a preliminary determination of candidacy. This is useful before planning a trip to Beverly Hills. These are the easy steps:
Along with your last 2 or 3 eye exams, please be sure to include a color copy of your corneal mapping. Color corneal mapping is a very important tool, along with your exam history, to determine your candidacy. The last 2 years of your total eye history will be used to make this preliminary determination.
Inside the envelope, please be sure to include a cover sheet with your name address, phone number and email address and the words, “Keratoconus Record Review”, so that we may optimize communication with you.
Enclose with your letter a copy of your records.
Boxer Wachler Vision Institute
Keratoconus Record Review
465 N. Roxbury Drive, Suite 902
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Dr. Brian will review and staff will contact you to discuss the review.
Listen to Dr. Howard's story of keratoconus
treated with Intacs.
Listen to David's story with Intacs for
Listen to how Intacs changed 23 year
old Travis' life.
Hear how Intacs helped Julie return to the sport she loved.
9 most important topics you need to know about LASIK are covered in
the LASIK CONSUMER REPORT. Because of it's "straight-talk", informative
approach, the REPORT is one of the most trusted consumer publications
on LASIK. Click
here to read the Report.
This website is designed to provide general information about vision, vision care and vision correction. It is not intended to provide medical advice.
If you suspect that you have a vision problem or a condition that requires attention, consult an eyecare professional for advice on the treatment
of your own specific condition and for your own particular needs.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
INTACS® is an elective procedure and isn't for everyone. Please see a qualified eye doctor to discuss candidacy, indications, risks and complications and be sure to ask for a patient information booklet to help you make an educated decision.