What Does The Visian ICL Do?

  
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Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common refractive error that affects distance vision. Individuals with myopia can see things that are close clearly, but things far away are blurry.

Refractive surgeries have been the most effective methods used to correct nearsightedness. Refractive surgeries for myopia change the shape of the cornea.

The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer® Lens) offers vision correction without changing the eyes. Keep reading to learn more about the Visian ICL!

What Is The Visian ICL?

Visian ICL is a lens made of collagen copolymers. The Visian ICL is implanted into the eye. This provides a clear and sharp vision for patients with nearsightedness.

The materials used to make these ICLs are 100 percent biocompatible. This makes them safe and effective.

The implantable lens provides permanent vision correction and UV protection. It offers patients sharper vision compared to vision achieved only using contact lenses or glasses.

It’s possible to have the lens removed at any time without affecting your present vision.

How Is The ICL Implanted Into The Eye?

Implantation of the ICL takes about 15-30 minutes. First, micro-sized incisions are made near the cornea. This provides access to the area between the iris and the natural lens.

Next, the eye surgeon inserts the lens, allows it to unfold, then tucks its edges behind the iris. This makes the lens invisible.

Once in place, patients cannot feel the lens thanks to numbing eye drops given before the procedure.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From A Visian ICL Implantation?

The recovery period for this procedure can be as short as 24 hours, but it varies depending on the patient. Generally, a Visian ICL implantation takes less time compared to other methods used to correct myopia, including LASIK and PRK.

Blurred vision, pain, and a burning sensation are some of the symptoms you may experience immediately after surgery. The symptoms, usually go away within a day, especially with the help of prescription eye drops.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Visian ICL Implantation?

Any kind of refractive surgery has potential complications. Possible ICL risks include:

Eye Infections – Since this is an invasive procedure, there’s the risk of developing infections in the eye tissue. Infections can be potentially avoided by using sterilized equipment during implantation. You should also use any antibiotic and antibacterial eye drops as prescribed after.

Over or Under-Correction – Mistakes in prescription can lead to over or under-correction. Luckily with the Visian ICL, this is easily rectified. If over or under-correction occurs, the Visian ICL can be easily removed and replaced at any time.

Damage to the Natural Lens – There’s a chance that the eye’s crystalline lens can become clouded during the procedure. If the damage is severe, the Visian ICL may need replacement with an IOL instead.

While risks are possible, they are unlikely if you see an experienced ophthalmologist. Before choosing this procedure, it’s important to understand all the risks involved.

Nearsighted and wondering if the Visian ICL may be right for you? Schedule an appointment at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute in Orlando, FL to find out now!

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Stephanie G. (Yelp), January 2020

I got my LASIK procedure done here. I was apprehensive, mostly because anything to do with my eyes kind of freaked me out.
I went under a free consultation. The nurses/assistants were very nice and they answered any questions I had. Then I met Dr. Herschel and he was very nice and understanding. He explained all that would happen, how everything works, how long recovery will be, everything.
So, I agreed and start the process. I love the fact you always meet with Dr. Herschel at every appointment.
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