Intacs Frequently Asked Questions
What are Intacs?
Intacs are small, corneal ring implants used to correct nearsightedness, keratoconus and astigmatism.
How do Intacs work?
They work by flattening the cornea into the correct shape. The thickness of the ring can adjust the amount of flattening the ring provides.
What kind of material are Intacs made of?
Intacs are made of a biocompatible, medical-grade polymer (plastic), also known as PMMA.
What is the implant procedure for Intacs?
At ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center, your comfort is our number one priority, so if you are nervous or anxious about the procedure, Dr. Feldman will first administer a mild sedative. Next, she will apply a numbing agent to your eye before creating a 2mm opening on the upper edge of your cornea. Through that opening, Dr. Feldman will insert the Intacs in the correct position. The whole procedure should take less than 20 minutes.
Will I need to take time off work for the procedure?
You will definitely need to rest your eyes the remainder of the day following surgery, and most people take at least one to two days off of work before returning to all normal activities.
How long will it take for my vision to improve after the procedure?
Most patients begin enjoying improved vision the day after the procedure. Within 12 months, 97% of all Intacs users have 20/40 vision or better.
How long will the Intacs stay in my eyes?
They are designed to permanently stay in your eyes, but can be safely removed at any time if you experience side effects or your vision changes.
What happens if my vision changes over time?
If your vision changes with age, you can remove the Intacs and insert new ones that are specifically suited for the state of your vision, or you can remove them entirely. The removal procedure is safe and easy.
If you are located in the San Diego or Southern California area and would like to schedule a complimentary Intacs consultation, call or email ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center today.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center provides Intacs in the San Diego, California area. We offer this web page as general information about Intacs. This information should not be considered formal medical advice. Please contact us today for formal advice during a complimentary Intacs consultation in San Diego.