Eye Health Partners is pleased to offer the Visian ICL in our refractive surgery options. The Visian ICL is an Implantable Contact Lens for patients with moderate to high degrees of myopia (nearsightedness). This lens allows us to treat patients who would not otherwise be candidates for traditional refractive procedures like LASIK or PRK.
The Visian ICL has been shown to provide greater predictability of outcome for patients with higher amounts of myopia. In fact, with the Visian ICL the predicted outcome can be achieved 90 percent of the timei. At Eye Health Partners, our patients have enjoyed the same superior outcomes with 20/20 vision or better – sometimes just one hour postoperatively! Not only do they achieve 20/20 vision, but also the quality of vision provided by the Visian ICL has been shown to be greater than other refractive procedures for high myopia.ii
The FDA performed a three-year follow-up study in 2004. Based on the examination of 526 eyes, the following results were reportediii
More than 55,000 eyes have benefited from the quality of vision that the Visian ICL provides. The procedure is similar to cataract treatment which is the most commonly performed surgical eye procedure. During the procedure, a small incision is made through the cornea, the clear part of the eye. Then the Visian ICL is gently injected into the eye through a tiny tube. The lens is placed behind the iris so it does not change the appearance of the eyes. Unlike in cataract treatment, the eye’s natural lens is not removed. The painless procedure is performed at an outpatient surgery center, and takes only a matter of minutes.
As with any medical procedure, certain risks are involved which our surgeon will discuss along with the benefits of this treatment option.
It is not just the outcomes, satisfaction, and safety that prompt our patients to receive the Visian ICL. It is the care that they receive from our experienced medical and office staff. The Eye Health Partners team is here for you, and will guide you to vision correction procedure that is best for you whether it is the Visian ICL or one of our other refractive services.
iSanders D, Vukich J. "Comparison of Implantable Contact Lens and Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis for Moderate to High Myopia". CORNEA; May 2003; 22: 324-330.
iiSarver EJ, Sanders DR, Vukich, JA. Image quality in myopic eyes corrected with laser in situ keratomileusis and phakic intraocular lens. J Refract Surg. 2003;19(4):397-404.
iiiICL in Treatment of Myopia (ITM) Study Group. United States Food and Drug Administration clinical trial of the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) for moderate to high myopia. Ophthalmology. 2004;111:1683-1692
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