If you are a highly myopic patient you have probably been to see an eye doctor quite a few times. You have probably also realized that LASIK eye surgery is not the best option either. Berg Feinfield Vision Correction is one of a select few eye care practices in the Beverly Hills region that can insert the new Visian ICL also called the Implantable Collamer Lens. Collamer Lens), created by STAAR® Surgical Company, is a phakic intraocular lens (IOL) for the treatment of myopia and other refractive errors. The surgeons at Berg Feinfield Vision Correction are ICL experts that can help you with high myopia. If you have been struggling with thick glasses and poor distance vision please call us to find out if this vision correction option would be right for you.
About Vision ICL
The Visian ICL is a long-lasting solution for refractive error. Through its myopia treatment, the Visian ICL offers excellent quality of vision.
The Visian ICL Advantages
- Quality of Vision – The Visian ICL produces not only improved visual acuity, but also excellent visual quality. Many patients experience the “Wow” factor when they experience an immediate improvement in the quality of their vision.
- Biocompatibility – Collamer, the 100 percent pure collagen copolymer lens material of the Visian ICL, is not viewed as a foreign object by the body’s immune system.
- Versatility – The Visian ICL offers a wider treatment range for myopia than LASIK and PRK procedures.
- Simplicity – Unlike traditional contact lenses, once the Visian ICL is implanted in the eye, there is no additional maintenance needed.
- Lens Placement – The placement of the Visian ICL makes the lens invisible to the patient and any observer.
- Removable – The Visian ICL was designed to be permanently placed in the eye. However, the lens can be removed if a patient’s vision changes or if it otherwise needs to be removed or replaced.
What Happens During the Visian ICL surgery?
Prior to the Visian ICL eye 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 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.
Are you a Candidate?
Individuals who suffer from extreme nearsightedness will have a solution for their poor vision. The ICL provides an opportunity for those individuals who are not candidates for LASIK eye surgery. Some people cannot have LASIK for reasons ranging from high prescriptions to thin corneas. The ICL will now give these patients the opportunity to experience the same lifestyle change that LASIK has brought to millions.
You’re likely a good candidate for ICL if:
- You have extreme to moderate nearsightedness
- You have thin corneas and are not a LASIK candidate
- You have a history of dry eye
- You have large pupils