Intacs are tiny corneal implants, shaped like small crescents, that are used to reshape the curvature of your cornea. Intacs can be used to correct a variety of eye disorders, including keratoconus, mild myopia, and mild astigmatism. Once placed, Intacs cannot be felt, and they require no maintenance. However, should your vision change in the future, you can remove your Intacs and replace them with an altered prescription.
As with most eye surgeries, Dr. Khanna will first apply anesthetic eyedrops to numb your eyes. After making two microscopic tunnels in each side of your cornea, he will place the Intacs and then close up the opening.
No tissue is removed during an Intac implant procedure, allowing Dr. Khanna to enhance your natural optics and maintain the structural integrity of your cornea. Vision improvement is usually immediate, but some patients may need to wait a few days in order to see their final results.
Intacs come with several unique advantages, such as:
Clinical studies have shown that 97% of patients who received Intacs were able to see 20/40 or better. Meanwhile, 74% saw 20/20 or better, and over half saw 20/16 or better.
If you have keratoconus, you are probably an excellent candidate for Intacs. Keratoconus has been a difficult eye disease to treat in the past, since it progressively changes the shape of your cornea. This means that your prescription is constantly changing. Intacs treat this issue by flattening out and reinforcing your cornea’s shape. Best of all, if your keratoconus keeps progressing, you can have your Intacs removed and replaced with different sizes to continue stabilizing your vision.
You may also be a candidate for Intacs if you have mild myopia or astigmatism, and do not qualify for LASIK eye surgery.
If you have further questions about Intacs, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a cataract surgery consultation. We serve patients throughout Los Angeles County, with locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.