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Is ICL Better Than Lasik?
6 Doctor Answers | Asked by Sarah79 in San Diego
Intraocular Contact Lens(ICL) versus LASIK
These are both great procedures. LASIK is a procedure totally performed on the surface of the eye, so it is automatically less invasive than an ICL. We do use an ICL in patients who have a very high degree of nearsightedness and it has been proven to be very effective with terrific vision afterwards that is at least as good as LASIK, sometimes better. Your best bet is to choose the very best surgeon, get a thorough evaluation, and be sure all of your questions are answered. The surgeon...
ICL or Implantable Collamer Lens vs LASIK
The ICL is a rapid, procedure used to implant a lens inside the eye to correct high nearsightedness. This procedure does not involve removal of tissue nor reshaping of the cornea, thus, the quality of vision has been shown in several studies to be better than LASIK for high prescriptions. The ICL offers another procedure in the doctor's "bag" to correct refractive errors or prescriptions of the eye. It is important to seek the care of an eyeMD to determine which procedure is...
ICL can sometimes be a better choice than LASIK, but not always
The ICL is a lens which is placed inside the eye to correct refractive error. It has the potential advantage of being removable, and does not require the cornea to be modified as in LASIK. It does require a small hole to be made in the iris or colored part of the eye, and can cause cataracts in some cases. It is also more expensive to have performed than LASIK, potentially can have more serious complications since it is within the interior of the eye, and currently is not approved for...
ICL versus LASIK, depends on the patient
There are is no best surgery to correct vision, there is only the best surgery for you. Your goal should be to find a doctor who specializes in refractive surgery and is comfortable will all the different procedures available. Once you have found a doctor, have a discussion of the pros and cons of each surgery as they relate to your eyes and make a decision together.
ICL vs LASIK
Both LASIK and ICL have advantages and disadvantages. Neither is superior to the other in all cases and a surgeon who performs both will advise individual patients which treatment would be preferred and the reason for that preference. High prescriptions would begin to favor ICL particularly for patient with large pupils and/or thin corneas. Low prescriptions would tend to favor LASIK. A comprehensive eye examination would be necessary to advise a patient which...
Sometimes Visian is better and sometimes LASIK is better
Honestly, there are studies that support Visian giving better vision and studies supporting LASIK giving better vision. However, each procedure has its limits on what refractive errors it can correct. For example, LASIK can correct the range of –8.00 to –10.00 safely while Vision correction can range from –3.00 to –15.00. Visian may be used to reduce nearsightedness for the –15.00 to –20.00 range. LASIK can correct up to –4.00 to...