Now, a technology that combines the high-quality results of LASIK with the removability of contact lenses. Visian ICL – for individuals who want superior, high definition vision.
What is Visian ICL?
Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) by Starr Surgical is a collagen-based lens that is inserted into the eye through a tiny incision. The lens is 100% biocompatible, causing no reaction inside the eye. Once implanted, you won’t feel it inside your eye. Visian ICL can correct nearsightedness ranging from -3.00 to -20.00 D.
The Visian ICL has an excellent track record of stable, superior outcomes. It brings LASIK-level of vision clarity, earning it the name HD or High Definition Lens. Unlike LASIK, however, ICL requires no reshaping of the cornea. While it provides permanent vision correction, the lens can be surgically removed if want or need arises, but unlike regular lens, it requires no additional maintenance.
Visian ICL also provides protection from glare and ultraviolet rays.
Am I a Candidate?
Visian ICL is an excellent option for patients suffering from nearsightedness (myopia), who want to experience permanent, high definition vision. You are a suitable candidate if you:
- Are between 21 and 45 years old
- Have not undergone any kind of ophthalmic surgery
- Have no history of eye disease (e.g. glaucoma)
A week or two before the actual surgery, your eye surgeon may perform YAG laser iridotomy to prepare your eyes for implantation. Iridotomy creates small incisions within the iris to allow fluid to circulate and to prevent a buildup of intraocular pressure during the actual Visian ICL procedure.
The actual implantation procedure is as simple and quick, typically lasting only 15 minutes. First, a topical anesthetic is administered to numb the eye. Your doctor will then create a very small incision in the eyes. The lens is folded, loaded into a cartridge, and then injected into the eye between the iris and the front of the natural lens. Once injected, the lens unfolds to its full width. Since the incisions are small, sutures generally are not necessary.
Visian ICL has quick recovery just like LASIK – less than a day– with little to no side effects. Vision with the VIsian ICL tends to stabilize in about one to seven days after surgery. To learn more about Visian ICL, contact us today. Our counselors are happy to provide the information you need to see if you are a candidate for the Visian ICL.