In my opinion, patients suffering from post-LASIK corneal ectasia should avoid undergoing Intacs surgery. This technology will not restore integrity to the distorted corneal surface. In this photo, note the inflammation and blood vessel growth over and around the Intacs ring. This patient almost had to have a corneal transplant done during the surgical removal of the lower Intacs ring. Over the years, I have had a number of patients who had these plastic rings surgically removed due to ocular pain and added vision distortion.