Intacs are corneal ring implants that can improve uncorrected vision and provide a less invasive alternative to corneal transplantation in those that suffer from keratoconus. The goal of Intacs is to reduce the steepness of the keratoconic cornea and give it a more normal shape. Intacs is not meant to give someone with keratoconus independence from glasses or contact lenses, but it can provide an improvement in uncorrected vision and more functional vision with glasses.
- Safe and able to be removed from the eye if needed
- Can reduce near-sightedness and astigmatism that is commonly associated with keratoconus
- Gives the cornea a more regular shape
- Minimally invasive
- Quick recovery period of a few days with the ability to get updated optical correction in 3-4 weeks
- Improves quality of life
- May delay need for corneal transplantation