INTACS corneal implants improve the quality of vision in patients with mild to moderate keratoconus who are not comfortable with contact lenses
They are placed inside the cornea with the help of femtosecond laser or microkeratome thereby reducing the irregular astymatism& thereby avoiding/delaying the need for corneal transplantation
How are INTACS Corneal Implants Used
INTACS corneal implants are micro-thin. An ophthalmologist inserts them under the outer edge of your cornea(the surface of your eye) during a brief outpatient procedure.
INTACS corneal implants gently reshape the curvature of your cornea from within, enhancing the natural shape of your eye to correct mild nearsightedness. Unlike laser surgery, no corneal tissue is removed from the central optical zone of your cornea & the portion critical to your sight.
You cannot feel INTACS corneal implants once they have been inserted. INTACTS corneal implants are no more visible than contact lenses. No maintenance is required. Over 97% of patients who get INTACS corneal impants achieve the goal of drivers license vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses & greater than 50% are pleased to discover that their vision is better than 20/20