Keratoconus – Treatment – Rings
The intracorneal rings are rather small and delicate inserts made of plastic, which are inserted in the cornea but outside the ocular cavity through a micro-surgery that lasts 15 minutes.
The insertion is performed peripherally rather than on the optical zone of the cornea. The insertion of these rings strengthens and reinforces the collagen fibrils in the keratoconic cornea. This improves both the smoothness of the cornea and the patient’s vision.