Dr. Moshirfar gives a description of the Visian Phakic IOL, what it is used for, and who is a candidate for it.
How the Visian ICL Procedure Works
This lens is placed through a small incision in the eyes directly behind the iris and in front of the lens. The Visian ICL is made from soft plastic and collagen-based material that is well tolerated in the eye. It has been used safely and effectively to correct myopia between -3 diopters to -15 diopters.
Pros & Cons in Choosing the Visian ICL
- A good alternative for patients who are not eligible for laser surgery
- Corrects high nearsightedness that is out of the range of laser surgery
- Minimal postoperative discomfort
- Keeps your natural ability to accommodate (read without reading glasses)
- Reversible; the lens can be explanted.
- More invasive than laser refractive surgery; this procedure is done in the operating room with topical and/or general anesthesia.
- Fluctuating vision for a few days after the procedure