LASIK / Visian ICL
ICL = Implantable Collamer® Lens. Collamer is a technologically advanced lens material exclusive to STAAR Surgical. Because of the collagen base in Collamer, it is 100% compatible with your body’s natural chemistry. Among collamer’s advantages are its anti-reflectivity and UV protection. The Visian ICL is among the best choices for a lens that is going to remain in your eye for a lifetime.
The Next Generation of Vision Technology
From Glasses to Contacts to LASIK, the Visian ICL ushers in the next generation of vision technology. Many vision correction procedures promise an improved level of vision, but few can promise the level of quality found with the Visian ICL. It’s called High Definition Vision, its sharper, clearer, with greater depth and dimension, and it’s only available with the Visian ICL.
Am I a suitable candidate for VISIAN ICL?
You are most likely suitable if you:
- Are between the ages of 21 and 45.
- Are nearsighted, including those with mild, moderate, and severe myopia (as low as -3D to as high as -20D prescription) and with astigmatism up to 4 D Cyl.
- Have sufficient anterior chamber depth and acceptable endothelial cell density.
- Have not had a change in their eyeglass prescription of more than 0.5D in a year.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most popular laser eye surgery to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Its a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser. In most cases, LASIK is pain-free and takes about 15 minutes for both eyes. It requires only a topical anesthetic and no bandages or stitches are needed.
The LASIK procedure works by reshaping the cornea to enable the light entering the eye to focus properly onto the retina. Numbing eye drops are applied to the eye surface with drops and the surgeon creates a thin circular flap in the cornea. The surgeon then folds back the hinged flap to access the underlying cornea. Using a highly specialized laser with cool ultraviolet light beam, the surgeon removes a small amount of tissue to correct the shape of the cornea. After reshaping the eye, the flap is replaced to serve as a type of natural bandage.
LASIK is performed on each eye separately. with each procedure taking only about five minutes. Most patients experience little or no discomfort after LASIK. In as short as 24-hours, patients can enjoy vision of 20/20 or better without glasses or contacts.
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is the predecessor to LASIK. It’s still commonly performed and offers distinct advantages over LASIK for some patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
The idea behind PRK is the same as LASIK, using a laser to correct the shape of the cornea to improve how light enters the eye and focuses onto the retina. What sets PRK apart is how the surgeon reaches the cornea. During a LASIK procedure, the surgeon cuts a thin hinged flap on the outer surface. With PRK the whole outer surface is removed, giving the surgeon access to the entire thickness of the underlying cornea. The surface naturally grows back in a few weeks.
PRK is of particular benefit if the cornea is too thin for LASIK or if a patient has undergone LASIK previously. PRK also eliminates the risk of flap complications and reduces the chance that too much of the cornea will be removed.
PRK only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Recovery time is usually a few weeks. Most people enjoy 20/20 vision after surgery and nearly all patients achieve 20/40 visual acuity or better.
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