What is Intacs surgery like?
In most instances Intacs insertion takes about 10 minutes per eye. Usually only eyedrop anesthesia is needed. No eye injections or injections around the eye are needed. Depending upon the desires of the surgeon and the patient, the procedure may be done in the office or in an operating room. In many ways the experience of having Intacs surgery is similar to having LASIK. Most individuals have minimal if any discomfort while having Intacs procedure. Afterwards, the individual uses eyedrops for about two weeks. The Intacs patient is generally examined the day after insertion and again about one week later. Additional visits are scheduled according to routine.