What is ICL Surgery
If you’re considering ICL Surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. What is Visian ICL surgery? How does it work? What are the benefits? This type of surgery is becoming increasingly popular. Here, we’ll answer all of your questions so you can make an informed decision about whether or not this type of eye surgery is right for you.
Visian ICL Surgery – What is it?
ICL surgery, also known as implantable contact lenses, is a type of refractive surgery that corrects vision problems such as nearsightedness and astigmatism (the Visian Toric ICL). The surgery involves placing a small lens inside the eye to correct vision without affecting the cornea (the outermost layer of the eye). This helps to bend the light entering your eye, which then allows you to see more clearly. ICL eye surgery is often a good option for people who are not suitable for LASIK surgery. This is because it can correct a wider range of vision problems, such as people who have very high levels of myopia (nearsightedness).
Implantable Collamer Lens Surgery Benefits
There are several benefits of ICL (some people also know this as ‘Implantable Contact Lens’) surgery, including:
- It’s reversible. If you decide later down the road that you no longer want the implants, they can be removed easily.
- It has a high success rate. In most cases, patients who undergo ICL surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better.
- It has a quick recovery time. Most people who have ICL surgery are able to return to their normal activities within a day or two.
What is ICL Eye Surgery like?
ICL surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure takes about 7 minutes per eye, and recovery time is usually pretty short. Most people can return to their normal activities within a day or two.
Who can have Visian ICL Surgery?
ICL surgery is generally suitable for most healthy adults with nearsightedness & sufficient “anterior chamber depth” of the eye who are looking for an effective way to improve their vision.
What Does The Surgery Involve?
The first step in ICL surgery is to numb your eye with anesthetic drops and begin dilation of the eye. You will then be given a sedative to help you relax. Once you are ready, the surgeon will make a microscopic, self-sealing opening on the side of your eye through which the lens can be inserted. They will then insert the Visian ICL under the front surface of your eye. The surgical process takes around 15-20 minutes per eye.
After the surgery, you will then be able to go home and rest. It is important to avoid rubbing or touching your eyes for at least 24 hours after the surgery. You should also avoid swimming or using hot tubs for at least one week after the procedure. This is to prevent any bacteria from entering the eye while healing.
Most people will notice an improvement in their vision within a day or two after the surgery.
If you’re considering ICL surgery, now you know all the basics. This type of surgery is minimally invasive, safe, and effective. It also has a number of advantages over other types of refractive surgery. Schedule a consultation to talk to one of our doctors about all the potential benefits & any risks that may be pertinent to your unique eye health.
Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of vision correction, but also any risks of vision correction that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.