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The Visian ICL is a very effective implantable collamer lens (sometimes called an implantable contact lens) for many people who have moderate to severe myopia, or nearsightedness. Until now, however, people with steep astigmatism were not candidates for ICL, or for many other procedures. Visian Toric ICL was developed specifically for those patients in mind. It treats myopia as well as astigmatism, and it has also been effective in managing an eye disease called kerataconus.
A good ICL candidate is typically 18 years or older and who has a moderate to high prescription for nearsightedness. Patients should not have had previous eye surgery, and they should not have been diagnosed with eye disease. You may be a good candidate for ICL even if you have been told that you are not a candidate for LASIK.
Early after a vision correction procedure it is common to see halos and glare, particularly around lights at night. Our patients say that this is prominent at first, then dissipates over time to the point where it either completely goes away or is less noticeable. Glasses and contacts often have this same effect, as does applying artificial tears before driving at night.
To-date, Visian ICL has been used in over 1,000,000 patients worldwide with a success rate of over 99 percent. Visian ICL is a premium and primary option for patients with moderate to severe myopia, or who are not candidates for LASIK.
Vision correction surgeries are, as a whole, among the most successful procedures available today. That being said, every human body is unique. No two eyes are alike, and in rare cases, there may be a risk of complications. At Brinton Vision, we work hard to minimize that risk by taking the time and utilizing the most advanced technology to ensure you are a good candidate for any of our procedures and achieve the outcome you desire. Still, it is impossible to eliminate all risks.
Though they are extremely rare and are specific to each individual, potential complications can be:
- Under correction or over-correction: This is particularly problematic if a surgeon does not pay close attention to evaluation procedures, and it is a risk that can be virtually eliminated with thorough testing and skilled optic specialists.
- Dryness: Dryness is very rarely a long-term side-effect, particularly in practices like Brinton Vision where adequate testing is done to ensure that each patient truly is a good candidate for each available procedure.
- Night vision and other vision disturbances: Some patients report glares, halos, and starbursts at night following surgery. These are fairly common during the healing period, but thanks to technological advances, these are extremely rare once the slit has healed.
- Cataracts: There is a very small risk that cataracts may develop following ICL procedures. If this happens, it is possible to remove the ICL and implant an intraocular lens.
Risks of Visian ICL surgery can be minimized by thorough testing, such as a Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis, which properly ensures patients are ideal candidates for the procedure. Also, there is no substitute for training and experience, and skillful use of the most modern of technology. Any patient considering ICL surgery is encouraged to discuss all relative advantages, disadvantages, risks and benefits with a refractive surgeon trained and experienced in Visian ICL surgery.