New Hope for the Nearsighted: Visian ICL™
What is the Visian ICL?
ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. Placed behind the iris by a trained ophthalmic surgeon, the STAAR Visian ICL is capable of correcting a wide range of myopia (nearsightedness). The ICL provides predictable refractive outcomes and excellent quality of vision. The ICL also contains an ultraviolet light filter.
Who are the best candidates for the ICL?
The best candidates for the Visian ICL are between the ages of 21 and 45, with moderate to severe myopia. Other aspects of candidacy are best discussed with the eye doctor in a one-on-one consultation.
What are the advantages of the STAAR Visian ICL?
This new state-of-the-art procedure has many advantages that include:
✦Expanded range of treatment. Although indicated for routine myopic errors, higher levels of myopia may also be easily treated and managed.
✦For patients who are not candidates for LASIK, refractive eye surgery may now be an option with the Visian ICL.
✦High patient satisfaction. FDA studies show a high level of safety and visual satisfaction with this lens.
What is involved in the ICL procedure?
The ICL procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient has surgery and leaves the same day. At the Rand Eye Institute, the Rand-Stein Analgesia Protocol is administered, ensuring the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure. Several postoperative visits with the eye doctor will also be scheduled.
What if the patient’s vision changes?
The Visian ICL is designed to give a lifetime of vision correction, but if there are major changes in one’s vision, the ICL can easily be removed and replaced, or another procedure can be performed.
Can the ICL be seen by the naked eye?
The lens is positioned behind the iris, neither you nor an observer will be able to identify the ICL in place.
To learn more, ask the experienced eye surgeons of the Rand Eye Institute how the STAAR Visian ICL may be able to improve your vision and increase your quality of life. In addition, these vision care specialists can help you find out if you are a candidate for other procedures such as LASIK eye surgery. They also specialize in cataract surgery and are regarded as leading cataract specialists.
Rand Eye Institute patients are local whether it be Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. They are national and also international clientele.
To assist our patients our vans run from south Miami all the way up to West Palm Beach, East to A1A and west to Sawgrass Expressway.