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Everything You Should Know About Visian ICL Surgery

May 23, 2022

Overview

Today, more than 40% of the world’s total population is suffering from myopia or nearsightedness. In addition, many people also suffer from decreased visual acuity. Recent advancements in technology have helped us improve the vision of the majority of the population. Phakic lens implantation is one such procedure which gives freedom from thick glasses. In other words, Phakic lenses are alternatives to contact lenses and LASIK.

What Do You Mean By Visian ICL Surgery?

ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an artificial lens permanently implanted into the eyes. This lens treats various eye conditions like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. This lens is implanted behind the iris (central coloured part of the eye). These lenses are made by STAAR, which is situated in Switzerland. It is a perfect alternative to correct refractive error. It provides a permanent solution to the vision problem. This lens works by bending the light and focusing it on the retina, producing a clear image. These implantable collamer lenses (ICL) are not visible as it is placed inside the eye.

What Is The Procedure Of Visian ICL Surgery?

The doctor may prescribe you some antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drops two days prior to the surgery. The procedure of surgery may take about 15-20 mins.

  • You will be advised to lie on your back. Then the nurse will put some topical anaesthetic eyedrops.
  • Your eyelid is held open using a clip like tool, and then the doctor will clean your eyes and the area around it.
  • A small opening is made inside the eye, and then a jelly is inserted to the eye to protect the cornea.
  • Then the ICL is inserted through the opening.
  • The lens is then aligned in place. ( in case of toric lenses )

Which Patients Are Eligible For Visian ICL Surgery?

  • An ICL surgery is the perfect option for a person whose vision is not fit for LASIK surgery.
  • For this implant procedure, you should have a sufficient density of endothelial cells and sufficient depth inside the eye.
  • ICL is a good option for a person above 18 years old and suffering from higher glass powers.

ICL surgery is also a good option for persons who are experiencing any of the following-

  • If the cornea of the person is too thin or irregular in shape
  • If you are looking for a procedure that will not cause dry eye syndrome

However, the better option is to discuss the best treatment that would suit your eyes with your doctor. The doctor will suggest the best option according to your lifestyle and eye conditions.

 Advantages Of  Visian ICL Surgery?

  • SPECTACLE FREE CLEAR VISION
  • Although the surgery is meant to be permanent, the lens can be removed at a later date.
  • Surgery has a short downtime
  • This procedure can correct the severe cases of nearsightedness that other surgeries cannot.
  • your eyes are less likely to get dry.

Is The Procedure Of Visian ICL Surgery Safe?

Yes, vision ICL surgery is a completely safe and effective procedure. The first-ever ICL implantation was done in 1993. Since then, about one million ICL surgeries have been successfully executed, and there is also the minimum chances of risk associated with this procedure.

Conclusion

An ICL is a very good option for those who want to get rid of everyday hassle of  eyeglasses or contact lenses. In addition, this procedure is very beneficial for people with a higher glass number and may not be completely corrected by other surgeries like LASIK.

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