What Are Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments?
Intrastromal corneal ring segments (INTACS) is a non-laser procedure that involves implanting two tiny plastic arcs in the cornea. These crescents are placed in the outer edge of the cornea and opposite each other. When placed, INTACS stretch the cornea to make it flatter.
Pros & Cons of Choosing INTACS
- For patients with progressive keratoconus, Intacs may defer a corneal transplant
- Patients may achieve a better fit and hence a more comfortable fit with their contact lenses
- Postoperative discomfort/pain for one to four days
- Fluctuating vision for weeks to months after the procedure
- Vision may not improve or change