Intacs® have proven to be an effective way to treat moderate keratoconus when vision can no longer be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. They are small, curved, permanent, plastic implants that are placed in the peripheral cornea.
Intacs® have a special FDA approval, and the surgical procedure to implant them takes only a few minutes. The procedure usually improves vision by two or more lines on a standard eye chart. Intacs® may not stop the progression of keratoconus.
Dr. John Parker has more than a decade of experience in the use of Intacs® in patients with keratoconus.