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What is Visian Icl?
and is it an alternative to Lasik?
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Visian and LASIK
Visian ICL is a lens placed inside the eye to improve vision and is an alternative to LASIK surgery. Visian is generally recommended over LASIK in cases with high myopia and/or thin corneas. A qualified eye surgeon who is experienced with both procedures is the best qualified person to evaluate which procedure would be more highly recommended for your particular case. In my experience, patients who had LASIK in one eye and Visian in the other were generally...
The ICL othewise known as implantable collamer lens is an alternative to LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures. It is used for individuals whose prescriptions are too large for LASIK or their cornea's are too thin. This implant is placed inside the eye just in front of the natural lens and acts to focus light on the retina. There is less dryness than LASIK and the cornea is not thinned so the quality of vision especially in high prescriptions may be better...
ICL refractive surgery
ICL is an option for people with nearsightedness between -3 and -20 with 2.5 diopters of astigmatism or less. Because ICL can treat high levels of nearsightedness, it is often times an option for patients who cannot have LASIK or PRK due to thin corneas. Corneal thickness is not an issue in ICL implantation. The pros ans cons of each type of refractive surgery should be discussed in detail with your surgeon before you decide which is best for you. There is no one procedure that is better...
Visian ICL is a permanently implanted lens for vision correction
The Visian ICL (implantable Collamer Lens) is a lens that is permanently implanted in the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. It has been approved by the FDA for correcting vision in patients with moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness). Visian is an alternative to LASIK for individuals who are candidates for LASIK, but wish to have a reversible procedure or for those who are not LASIK candidates due to thin or irregular corneas.
Phakic Intraocular Lenses
The Visian ICL , a Phakic IntraOcular Lenses is an alternative to Laser Eye Surgery, and is similar to the IntraOcular Lenses (IOLs) in Cataract Surgery, but do not permanently alter the structure of the eye. No corneal tissue is removed as in LASIK and other laser eye surgery procedures. A Phakic IOL resembles a traditional contact lens and is surgically placed between the iris and the eye's natural lens. Unlike the IntraOcular Lenses used in Cataract Surgery, Phakic IOLs do not replace...
What is a Visian ICL
A Visian ICL is a type of Intraocular Lens that is inserted into the anterior chamber(front) of the eye. It is considered a little more invasive than LASIK, because we have to make an incision in the eye and actually enter the eye, whereas LASIK is a surface procedure. There are several of these ICL's on the market and they are predominately reserved for highly nearsighted patients who are not good candidates for LASIK. When they are necessary and the surgery is performed well, the...
This STAAR Visian Implantable Contact Lens™ (ICL) is a type of phakic intraocular lens (meaning it's added to your eye without removing your natural lens) used to treat moderate to severe nearsightedness. The lens is made of “collamer,” a unique material that contains a small amount of collagen, which provides excellent biocompatibility and superior optical capability. Patients who are suited for this lens usually have a high refractive correction (very...
ICL is another way to see
The ICL is an implantable lens which is essentially a contact lens placed within the eye. It is made of a special material called Collamer (The C in ICL) which is very well tolerated by the eye. Since it can be ordered in specific prescriptions, it can provide a very accurate correction of vision. It also has the benefit of being removable and thus is reversible in a way that modifying the cornea with LASIK is not. On the downside, it is an intraocular procedure, requiring the doctor to...
The Visian ICL
The Implantable Collamer Lens (erroneously but commonly called the Implantable Contact Lens) is a soft, foldable lens implant that can be used to treat nearsightedness. It is an alternative to LASIK. The range of myopia correctable with the ICL is from -3.00D to -20.00D. The lens implant is placed inside the eye, in the space behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and in front of the natural lens. It is meant to stay in the eye permanently, but can be removed if necessary. ...
ICL - Implantable Collamer Lens, an alternative to LASIK
The Visian ICL™ (Implantable CollamerLens) is a phakic intraocular lens (IOL) used in refractive surgery for corneas that are not ideal candidates for LASIK. The Visian ICL™ does not replace the eye’s natural lens as the IOL’s used during cataract surgery do. Instead, the ICL™ is placed between the iris and the natural lens during a 10-minute procedure similar to no-stich cataract surgery. The effectiveness and safety of the Visian ICL™ implantation...