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  • Intacs

    Has anyone out there with DES tried Intacs implants? They seem like they wouldn't exacerbate dry eyes too much, certainly less than Lasik.

    Also, does anyone (Dr. G?) know if it will eventually be possible to treat higher myopes? I am about -4 D and Intacs is currently only available from -1 to -3 D. I'm not sure if this is because physically the cornea cannot be stretched any more or because it is a new technology.

    Here's a description of Intacs in case anyone hasn't heard of it:
    Intacs corneal implants represent a surgical option for correcting nearsightedness that doesn't involve lasers. Approved by the FDA in 1999 for mild myopia (-1.0 to -3.0 diopters), the technology uses two tiny, clear crescent-shaped pieces of a plastic polymer that are inserted into the cornea.