The Visian ICL™ by STAAR Surgical is an insertable contact lens used to correct myopia (nearsightedness) in adults aged 21-45 without altering the cornea. Visian ICL offers High Definition Visian, a higher quality of vision than LASIK. It is the only minimally-invasive foldable lens available in the U.S. Made of a patented collagen-containing material called collamer, the Visian ICL is highly biocompatible, meaning it can be implanted in the eye with minimal risk of rejection.
Under topical anesthesia, the ICL and a gel-like substance are placed behind the iris through a tiny incision in the cornea. The gel is then removed. The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and no stitches are required.
The ICL’s location allows it to provide excellent quality of vision and also ensures that it is invisible to the patient and others. The ICL can be removed or replaced at any time, and patients can wear glasses or contact lenses or choose to have other procedures done with the ICL in place.
Learn more about the VisianICL™ at www.visianinfo.com
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