Intacs Corneal Implants

Intacs® Corneal Implants are an ophthalmic medical device designed for the reduction or elimination of myopia and astigmatism in patients with keratoconus so that their functional vision may be restored and the need for a corneal transplant procedure can potentially be deferred. When placed in the corneal stroma, outside of the patient’s central optical zone, the product reduces the cone by flattening the cornea.

Intacs® Corneal Implants are designed to be placed in the periphery of the cornea, at approximately two-thirds depth, and are surgically inserted through a small radial incision in the corneal stroma. The Intacs® are designed to allow removal or replacement. Intacs® Corneal Implants are manufactured from polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and are available in different thicknesses, ranging from 0.210 mm to 0,450 mm. The product is designed with a fixed outer diameter and width. Intacs® Corneal Implants have positioning holes located at each end of the segment to aid in surgical manipulation.