An alternative to corneal transplants

Intacs® Corneal Implants for Keratoconus

Intacs are a transparent, microthin insert equipped with your prescription. It is placed between layers of corneal tissue and reshapes cornea curvature. This will give you improved vision while battling the symptoms of keratoconus.

No contacts or glasses required

Improved Vision

Intacs are like contacts you never have to take out. If you suffer from keratoconus and no longer benefit from contacts or glasses you may be a good candidate for Intacs. The design of the stabilizing device was created to help fight the effects of keratoconus from the inside-out by working to flatten the cornea. While it won’t cure keratoconus, placement of the Intac can prevent the need to have a cornea transplant in the future.

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Comfort achieved through our advanced technology

Comfortable Recovery Process

The procedure to implant the Intacs is minimally-invasive, resulting in less trauma to the cornea and surgery site. This aids in a quicker recovery and smaller chance of astigmatism developing. Distortions and scarring will be minimized as well. With the Intac procedure, you with experience an easy recovery process without effect on your daily comfort.

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Designed to be permanent but can be removed

Can Be Exchanged if Vision Changes

You certainly won’t need to worry about Intacs falling out. Nor will you need to worry about permanence due to removal of tissue. Because Intacs are additive, they can be removed in the future should the need arise. If you find your prescription changing dramatically you can even exchange the Intacs for a new pair that match your new vision needs.

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Improved Vision will be the only indicator it’s there

Cannot Be Felt

Once administered, you will not feel the Intacs in your eyes. Plus they are no more visible than contact lenses. The comfort and subtlety of this treatment option make them attractive to those suffering from keratoconus. An added bonus is the eliminated maintenance. See clearer without the hassle of upkeep.

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Is Intacs® Corneal Implants for Keratoconus right for you?

TOP-OF-THE-LINE EQUIPMENT

Advanced Technology & Machinery

Our technology was selected for its superior performance and exceptional results. At Brevard Eye Center, we pride ourselves in using the best equipment available to get you the results you're looking for.

IntraLase Laser

IntraLase Laser

This laser is used during Intacs placement for making incisions in the cornea to make tunnels for placement of the Intacs. Because less pressure is being placed on the eye with the laser than other techniques, you will experience less pain and discomfort during recovery.

Why We Use the IntraLase Laser

  • Precise –The Intralase Laser allows for precise incisions and depth of channels.
  • No mechanical channel –With the Intralase Laser the process of implanting Intacs becomes less surgically complicated.
IntraLase Laser

IntraLase Laser

This laser is used during Intacs placement for making incisions in the cornea to make tunnels for placement of the Intacs. Because less pressure is being placed on the eye with the laser than other techniques, you will experience less pain and discomfort during recovery.

Why We Use the IntraLase Laser

  • Precise –The Intralase Laser allows for precise incisions and depth of channels.
  • No mechanical channel –With the Intralase Laser the process of implanting Intacs becomes less surgically complicated.

Meet Dr. Tres

Dr. Trespalacios has earned a reputation for excellence and has been selected by respected peers in the field of cataract and LASIK surgery as one of the “Best Doctors” in the country.

“Most of the patients that I have treated have experienced increased best-corrected visions, improved quality of vision, and a decrease in the decline in vision over time.” – Dr. Tres

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

FAQ

Read some common questions about our Intacs® Corneal Implants for Keratoconus.

How long does it take to recover from Intacs surgery? 

The recovery time after Intacs surgery is brief. You will likely find that you can return to work after two to three days of recovery.

How soon will my vision become clear after Intacs are placed? 

Vision generally clears up immediately following surgery or soon after.

Can Intacs be removed? 

Yes. Intacs can be removed if you need to replace them with an updated lense or remove them permanently. This procedure would be performed by an ophthalmologist. While in your eye, Intacs require no regular maintenance and are designed to be permanent solutions.

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