Corneal Segments


Corneal Segments are available at the following centres:

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital


INTACs, Kerarings & Ferrara Rings

Corneal segments are clear small, semicircular plastic rings of various thicknesses, which are inserted within the cornea at its outer edges. There are three main types on the market currently – Intacs, Kerarings and Ferrara Rings.

The insertion of corneal segments flattens the central area of the cornea and corrects myopic refractive errors. A major advantage of this procedure is that no tissue is removed and there is no ablation or incision across the visual axsis.

They have been proven to stop or slow down the progression of keratoconus, although often glasses or contact lenses will be required. The insertion of corneal segments is a surgical procedure and at LaserVision, we use the accuracy of the Femtosecond Laser to insert them within the cornea.

 


Your LaserVision consultant surgeon can expertly guide you through the best treatments for you. Each treatment is personalised to achieve the best results.

Book a no obligation consultation with LaserVision to help you consider your options.


 

 


In association with:
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust