Intacs corneal implants gently reshape the curve of your cornea from within, in order to correct mild nearsightedness. The implants can be replaced or removed if your laser vision correction needs change. Unlike laser surgery, no corneal tissue is removed.
These micro-thin implants are inserted under the outer edge of your cornea during a brief outpatient procedure. You cannot feel Intacs corneal implants once they have been inserted. Intacs corneal implants are approved by the FDA and are FAA-approved for pilots.
Intacs corneal implants are an exciting option for individuals who find it intolerable to wear contact lenses and are facing a corneal transplant. These implants may be the best possible option to stabilize the cornea, improve vision, and potentially defer the need for a corneal transplant.