Good Candidate

 

The lenses are used to correct high levels of     nearsightedness. This exciting new technology offers a solution for patients who are ineligible for LASIK vision correction surgery. The lenses provide high definition vision without the hassle of glasses or removable contacts.

Ideal Candidates for Visian ICL™ – An Advanced Vision Correction


The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer® Lens) is a state-of-the-art refractive error solution that is ideal for anyone who has the need or desire for quality vision correction. Produced by STAAR Surgical Company, the phakic IOL has numerous advantages including its correction of the widest range of myopia.

The Visian ICL Candidate


Good candidates for the Visian ICL include patients who:

·   Are between the ages of 21 and 45.

·   Are nearsighted with or without astigmatism* or farsighted*, including those with mild, moderate, and severe myopia (-3D to -20D prescription) with minor or no occurrence of astigmatism. The Visian Toric ICL™, capable of correcting myopia with astigmatism, is currently under review with the U.S. FDA. The Visian TICL™ is currently available outside of the United States.

·   Have proper anterior chamber depth and acceptable eye tissue cell density (this will be determined by Dr. Cheng after a comprehensive eye exam).

·   Have not had a change in their eyeglass prescription of more than 0.5D in a year.

·   Are not currently pregnant.

·   Have no known allergies to medications used during refractive surgery or no other contraindications.

·   Have dry eyes, severe myopia, or a thin cornea (non-LASIK candidate).

The Visian Toric* ICL Candidate


Good candidates for the Visian Toric* ICL are those who have met all of the qualifications for the Visian ICL, but who have astigmatism of up to 4.0 diopters.

Why Patients Seek Visian ICL


Patients seek the Visian ICL because they expect the highest quality of results from their refractive vision correction procedure. The advantages of our phakic IOL (highlighted below) make the Visian ICL a sought after treatment for nearsightedness with or without astigmatism* and farsightedness*.

High quality of vision – The Visian ICL not only improves your visual acuity, but it also enhances your quality of vision by producing sharp vision.

Wide treatment range – In comparison to other refractive procedures, the Visian ICL offers the widest treatment range for treating myopia (-3.0 diopters to -20.0 diopters).

Foldable – Because the Visian ICL is foldable, a small incision is required during the procedure. This feature makes the procedure efficient (no sutures needed) and reduces healing time.

Invisible – The placement of the Visian ICL into the posterior chamber of the eye makes the lens invisible to both the patient and any observer.

Collamer composition – Used exclusively by STAAR Surgical Company, Collamer is made from collagen, which is a substance that naturally occurs in the body. This makes the lens highly biocompatible with the eye.
Proven track record – Implanted in over 60,000 eyes worldwide, the safety and amazing improvement in vision quality of the Visian ICL has been proven over the last 15 years.