If LASIK laser vision correction is not an option for you, there are other options that may better suit your individual eye conditions and your lifestyle. We encourage you to read the information provided below and to schedule a free consultation to discuss your vision correction options. Toledo LASIK & Cataract Now offers a solution for patients that suffer from High Myopia or High levels of Nearsightedness
About Visian ICL™ (Known as Implantable Contact Lens)
Introducing a solution for patients with high amounts of nearsightedness. The Visian ICL™ is a revolutionary refractive lens that can correct vision up to –15 diopters of nearsightedness.
The Visian ICL™ procedure has been repeatedly improved through years of rigorous studies and continued refinement. This lens is a posterior chamber implant that is situated behind the iris and in front of the natural crystalline lens. It is also known as a Phakic IOL. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that a patient has surgery and leaves the same day.
The Visian ICL™ is made with Swiss precision from Collamer. Collamer, a collagen copolymer is a proprietary biocompatible material formed from pure collagen and a hydrophilic copolymer with a UV absorbent chromophore. This material has been used to treat the eye for over 15 years now and considered very safe.
What Happens During Visian ICL™ Surgery
Prior to the surgery a surgeon will make two microscopic holes in the iris. Your eye will be numbed with a light, topical or local anesthetic. Once the eye is numbed the surgeon will make 2 side port incisions and one main temporal incision that is critical to the insertion process. Next the surgeon will insert the ICL through the main temporal incision and place the lens behind the iris and in front of the crystalline lens. This insertion procedure is typically performed one eye at a time. There is very little discomfort and normally no pain associated with the procedure. Some drops or perhaps oral medication may be prescribed and a visit is usually scheduled the day after surgery. Patients will be advised to arrange for someone to drive them to and from surgery.
Toledo LASIK & Catarct is your solution for Implantable Contact Lenses in the greater northwest Ohio area. Call us today for a FREE patient consultation to determine if The Visian ICL™ is right for you. If you have been told by an eye doctor that you are NOT a candidate for LASIK eye surgery then the Visian ICL also known as the Implantanble Collamer Lens could be the best vision correction alternative. You can rest assured that the doctors at Toledo LASIK & Cataract will provide you only with the best options for correcting your vision. Whether this be LASIK, laser vision correction, PRK, The Visian ICL or even the Crystalens we simply provide the most robust vision correction option in Ohio. Call us today! Your source for Visian ICL in Toledo.