Although LASIK is by far the most popular type of vision correction surgery, it might not be the ideal solution for everyone. If you suffer from moderate myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism, Intacs™ may be an effective alternative solution for you.
Intacs are micro-thin, semi-circular implant segments that are inserted just under the outer edge of your cornea. By flattening the curvature of your cornea from within, Intacs™ allow light to more effectively pass through your cornea and focus on your retina. In turn, this provides sharp, clear vision without the need to remove corneal tissue. With Intacs, prescription changes can easily be handled by inserting ring-segments, eliminating the need for the removal of additional corneal tissue.
The Intacs surgical procedure is virtually painless, taking around 15 to 20 minutes to complete for both eyes. After the procedure, you may experience some very mild discomfort. You will begin to see dramatic improvement in your vision the first day following surgery.