|Intracorneal rings (ICR) are designed to treat nearsightedness. These are two semi circular shaped plastic devices and are inserted into the edges of the cornea of keratoconus eye. ICR helps to flatten the central cornea and thereby decrease nearsightedness. Risk does not matter while using the ICR segments. These segments will reduce the implantation procedure. Intracorneal ring segments must be placed away from the radial incision to minimize the incision related complications.
Intracorneal rings are designed using latest surgical technologies and are perfectly tolerated by the eye. There is no risk of rejection. These ring segments are typically used for patients with mild to moderate myopia. Although they are designed specially for low myopia (nearsightedness), the device is mostly used by keratonocus patients of all ages.