INTACS® Corneal Implants
INTACS® inserts are corneal implants used to correct nearsightedness (myopia) and the effects of keratoconus.
How do INTACS® work?
INTACS® implants are surgically implanted through tiny tunneling incisions at the edge of the cornea. The two crescent-shaped implants flatten the cornea, causing the light rays to now focus directly onto the retina, rather than in front of it. This refractive correction may restore functional vision and postpone the need for corneal transplant surgery in keratoconus patients.
Who’s a candidate?
Those eligible for INTACS®:
- Over 21 years of age
- Have keratoconus
- Have mild myopia with no more than one diopter of astigmatism
- Have a stable, non-changing refractive error