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Overview of Visian ICL

Overview of Visian ICL: A Personalized Vision Solution

What is Visian ICL?

Visian ICL, or “implantable Collamer lens,” is a cutting-edge procedure designed for individuals who may not be suitable candidates for traditional Lasik or other corrective eye surgeries. This alternative is particularly beneficial for those with thin corneas, high levels of nearsightedness (myopia), or a preference for preserving their cornea without removal.

The procedure involves making a small incision and implanting a customized prescription lens over the cornea to achieve corrected vision. Notably, if your vision changes over time due to aging or natural processes, the lens can be replaced with an updated prescription.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for ICL?

Ideal candidates for Visian ICL are typically between 21-45 years old, representing a slightly higher age range than the base age for Lasik, which is 18. This procedure is less suitable for elderly individuals. Patients may have mild or severe myopia, provided their prescription has remained relatively stable. Even if Lasik isn’t an ideal option, ICL offers an alternative with less stringent qualifications.

The Procedure

Visian ICL is an outpatient operation that takes approximately 30 minutes. Patients receive numbing eye drops, and those who feel uneasy may be offered a sedative. The surgeon makes micro-incisions to insert and position the lens. Once inserted, the lens unfolds, and its edges are placed behind the iris. After this, the operation is considered complete. Postoperative care includes eye drops, and a follow-up appointment is usually scheduled 24 hours later.

Post-Operation and Recovery

Following the operation, patients must have someone drive them home. Results are typically noticeable within 24 hours, and recovery is swift. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or a gritty feeling in their eyes. Activities that induce heavy perspiration, like swimming, should be avoided to prevent discomfort from sweat entering the eyes.

While potential complications are minimal, it’s crucial to discuss potential side effects with your physician. Any abnormality should prompt immediate medical attention.

Considerations

Visian ICL is an excellent option for correcting vision, especially for those with reduced corneal thickness or myopia. It provides an alternative for individuals disqualified from other vision-correction procedures due to issues like dry eyes, pregnancy, or overall health concerns. With fast results and minimal downtime, Visian ICL is worth considering. Discuss your options with your medical professional to determine the best solution for your vision needs.

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