Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) Introduction
- Also known as an Implantable Contact lenses.
- The ideal patient:
- Myopic patient with prescription too large for LASIK.
- Myopic patient with cornea too thin for LASIK.
- The procedure consists of implanting an artificial lens between your natural lens and your Iris.
The lens is inserted in 4 easy steps:
4 Easy Steps
Step 1: Anesthetic eyedrops are placed.
Step 2: A small entry is made in the cornea.
Step 3: The lens is delivered into the front of the eye.
Step 4: The lens is positioned out of view behind the Iris.
The advantages and Disadvantages are as follows:
Advantages of ICL:
- Reversibility: the ICL lens can be removed if needed. This is unlike LASIK, which is permanent.
- Long track record: The Visian ICL was FDA approved in 2005.
- Wider treatment range than LVC:
- Approved to correct as much as -14 Diopters of astigmatism.
- Visian TORIC ICL is approved to correct 3 Diopters of astigmatism.
Disadvantages of ICL:
- More expensive than LVC (but we do offer 60-month financing**).
- 0.6% risk of developing a premature cataract***.
- Like LASIK, ICL does not correct Presbyopia.
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