Visian Implantable Collamer Lens
Those who have wanted to rid themselves of glasses and/or contact lenses, yet have been declared “unsuitable” for the popular LASIK vision correction procedure, have newfound hope thanks to a new procedure. The procedure involves surgically inserting a special contact lens inside the eye to offer patients life without dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Visian ICL® is best suited for people who have thin corneas or prescriptions that reduce them to wearing “coke bottle glasses,” making the LASIK procedure impractical to perform. One major advantage of the Visian ICL® is that it can be injected through a small incision, and therefore does not require sutures. Dr. Jay Bansal offers the Visian ICL® as an excellent alternative for patients with extreme nearsightedness, and special conditions.
This simple procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Bansal makes a small incision in the cornea and inserts the foldable lens between the iris and the natural crystalline lens. The procedure takes about 15 minutes for each eye and only requires topical anesthesia (numbing eye drops). Typically, patients can see clearly within a few hours after the procedure.
Because of the positioning of the Visian ICL®, it is invisible to the patient and others. Another added benefit with the Visian ICL® is that it avoids contact with other eye structures, providing safety, stability, comfort, and predictable outcomes. Once in place, the lens stays in place indefinitely and should require no maintenance. The lens is made of an advanced material called Collamer®that provides exceptionally clear vision and practically eliminates reflectance of light that can cause glare, halos, and compromised night vision. As a highly biocompatible material, Collamer® does not trigger an inflammatory response in the body and minimizes the occurrence of inflammation and other complications.
More than 50,000 patients worldwide have undergone the Visian ICL®procedure. The lenses have been subjected to numerous scientific studies and continuing refinement over time.
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