Intacs are corneal implants that have been developed to correct nearsightedness (myopia) and keratoconus. Intacs are ultra-small pieces of plastic polymer that are implanted within the cornea.
Intacs can provide people suffering from common refractive errors like nearsightedness freedom from traditional contacts. Intacs can also be removed if the eye’s prescription increases or if they do not provide the level of correction desired.
Intacs correct vision by flattening the surface of the cornea so that light can pass through the eye and focus correctly. For people suffering from refractive errors like nearsightedness, Intacs provide a perfect option for long-term vision correction.
Intacs are implanted within the cornea in a procedure that begins with numbing the eye using anesthetic eye drops. Once the eye has been numbed, the ophthalmologist will create tunnel-shaped incisions within the cornea.
After the incisions have been created, the Intacs are within the cornea. Intacs are created in many different sizes to provide the exact level of vision correction you need. Intacs are created so that the thicker the Intacs, the more vision correction it provides.
Intacs for Keratoconus
More information about Intacs can be found on their website: www.intacsforkeratoconus.com
If you would like to learn more about Intacs and the Intacs procedure, contact Berg·Feinfield Vision Correction. Our Ophthalmologists will answer questions regarding Intacs during your complimentary consultation.