Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)

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How the Visian ICL Procedure Works

The lens is place 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:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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

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