"I am an ophthalmologist with keratoconus and had the INTACS with Intralase procedure performed by Dr. Rabinowitz in October 2006. Speaking from the perspective of both a keratoconus patient and an eye doctor, I must say that I am truly impressed with the procedure. It was amazing- my astigmatism was reduced by 50% and my vision imporved by 3 lines on the vision test chart.
This procedure allowed me to improve the quality of my work and my personal life. I always thought that I would need a cornea transplant some day, but this procedure has allowed me to defer the need for a transplant at this time. The procedure was fast, easy, and painless. I would do it again in a heartbeat without hesitation or reservation.
As each patient is different, expectations are key to the success of this procedure. The purpose of the procedure is not to make your vision perfect, it is to improve the astigmatism and thus lessen distortion. You still will have keratoconus after INTACS, however you will hopefuklly have better vision with glasses, contact lenses, or both.
Thank you Dr. Rabinowitz and staff for your expertise and excellent work!
- Steven Ofner, M.D.