Visian ICL Dallas
Do you desire LASIK but have been told your corneas are too thin?
Are you interested in a non-corneal surgery method to correct your vision?
If so, the Visian ICL may the surgical option for you.
What is the Visian ICL?
The Visian ICL is an implantable collamer lens implant that is surgically placed in your eye between the iris and the natural lens. It is sometimes called an implantable contact lens. The lens is used to correct nearsightedness or myopia. The procedure is performed in an operating suite with the help of an Anesthesiologist.
Who is a good candidate?
The ideal candidate exhibits the following characteristics:
- Is not a candidate for LASIK.
- Has an otherwise normal eye free of significant disease.
- Understands the risk of cataracts.
- Has a deep anterior chamber
Does the lens correct astigmatism?
The current Visian ICL lens does not correct astigmatism. For patients with low astigmatism, we can perform a Limbal relaxing incision (LRI) to reduce astigmatism. For patients with more than low astigmatism, the Visian ICL can be paired with a LASIK or PRK procedure.
What are the limitations of the procedure?
No man-made lens implant is perfect for every patient or in every situation. From our experience, these are the top 2 limitations of the Visian ICL:
- There is a small risk of creating a premature cataract. If this occurs, cataract surgery would be required and advanced technology lenses such as ReSTOR or Crystalens could be used to correct vision for near and far.
- Monofocal lens: For patients with presbyopia, the Visian ICL can only correct vision at 1 distance. It is not a multifocal lens and it will not correct vision at near, computer distance and far distance like the ReSTOR lens.
Is the surgery expensive?
The Visian ICL procedure is not covered by insurance. It is more expensive than LASIK because an operating suite must be used instead of a LASIK suite. We offer several financing options to make the procedure affordable.