ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)

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Who is a candidate for Visian ICL™?

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you may be an excellent candidate for the Visian ICL™. This procedure is able to treat a range of patients from low to extremely high refractive errors and is especially beneficially to those with thin corneas and dry eyes. The Visian ICL™ can now treat nearsightedness and astigmatism at the same time. If you have both astigmatism and nearsightedness, Visian® Toric ICL may be a great option. It is preferable that the patient has not undergone any ophthalmic surgery and does not have a history of eye disease such as iritis, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy.

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What is Visian ICL™?

Is the Visian ICL™ FDA approved?

Yes. The Visian ICL™ received approval from the FDA for a wide range of myopic (nearsightedness) correction needs, with and without astigmatism.

The Visian ICL™ received FDA approval in 2005 to treat a wide range of myopia.

What is the track record of the Visian ICL™?

Extensive research and development preceded the introduction of the Visian ICL™. It is now being used by more than 1,000,000 patients worldwide. The satisfaction rate among patients is extremely high – above 99%. The Visian ICL™ provides unparalleled quality of vision and has excellent and stable outcomes for patients with mild to severe myopia. The Visian ICL™ has been available internationally for over 20 years.

Can the Visian ICL™ be removed from my eye?

Although the lens is intended to remain in place permanently, a surgeon can remove the implant if necessary.

Is the Visian ICL™ visible to others?

No. The Visian ICL™ is positioned behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), where it is invisible to both you and observers.

Will I be able to feel the Visian ICL™ once it is in place?

The Visian ICL™ is designed to be completely unobtrusive after it is put in place. It stays in position by itself and does not interact with any of the eye’s structures.

If I’m interested in the Visian ICL™, what are my next steps?

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have, or to schedule your free consultation to discover if the Visian ICL™ is the right vision correction procedure for you.

Who is NOT a candidate for Visian ICL™?

At Goel Vision, we always recommend you undergo a vision consultation to determine the best vision correction plan for you. If the Visian ICL™ is not right for you, other options are available. Vision ICL may not be the best course of action for:

· Patients whose eye prescription has changed significantly in the last six months

· Patients without enough posterior corneal cell density

· Patients with an anterior chamber depth of less than 3.00mm

· Patients who are pregnant or nursing

· Patients with uncontrolled dry eye or blepharitis

· Patients with corneal endothelial dystrophy

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