How Visian ICL Restores Vision

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Haven’t heard of Visian ICL™? This new technology injects advanced lenses permanently in the eye to correct even the worst of vision. It can correct near-sightedness, severe myopia, cataracts and more.

How does it do this? We’ll let the doctor, Scottsdale, Arizona's Jay L. Schwartz, D.O., explain:

Jay L. Schwartz, D.O.“The Visian ICL™ is made of Collamer, an advanced lens material that has unique properties. Collamer transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision, so you see clearly. Made of a copolymer and collagen, Collamer is also highly biocompatible. It allows the Visian ICL™ to rest quietly in position while accurately correcting vision. Collamer is the only lens material made with collagen—the best choice for a lens that is going to remain inside your body for a lifetime.”

It is amazing with these advanced materials how vision can be corrected without the nuisance of contact lenses or glasses. What is even better for patients is Visian ICL™ is undetectable, invisible and need not be removed.

All of this done through a simple procedure that lasts only 15 minutes. Here is a basic breakdown of how the doctor implants the Visian ICL™ to restore vision:

  1. Before the implantation of the Visian ICL™, the doctor gives the patient topical anesthetic drops. The surgeon may also opt. to administer a sedative, although this step isn’t necessary.
  2. Next, the doctor makes a microscopic incision into the part of your eye where the colored part meets the white part. With the anesthetic, you will not be able to feel a single thing.
  3. After that a gel-like substance is injected into the eye in front of the iris. Then the Visian ICL™ is placed behind the iris. Once it carefully placed the gel is taken out of the eye.

The procedure really is simple as that. It is an outpatient procedure, so there are no hospital stays involved. It is a quick in and out procedure that usually takes about one day to recover from for most patients. There are only minimal side effects, and any major problems can be corrected with additional surgery a majority of the time.

If you’re thinking about going through with Visian ICL™, go in to see a specialist to see if it is a good option for your specific situation.

To find more information on Visian ICL™, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more or ask a doctor your questions.


Photo by Paul Savala

Further Reading

  • Many diabetics struggle with keeping their blood sugar levels under control to maintain a steady level of energy and prevent many diseases.  Now, researchers confirm that blood sugar also plays an important role in maintaining healthy eyes, and diabetics can reduce their risk of vision loss by making changes in their diet and lifestyle.

  • LASIK and laser eye surgery procedures continue to be a popular option for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, but not everyone meets the requirements for this procedure. Conductive keratoplasty (CK) is one of the newest forms of refractive surgery and unlike other forms of eye surgery, uses radio waves and heat energy to reduce the size of the connective tissues around the cornea. This procedure is designed for patients suffering from hyperopia and presbyopia. The latest clinical results show that CK can produce more stable results than previously, and is now widely accepted by laser eye surgeons around the United States.

  • Twilight actress Judi Shekoni recently underwent the LASIK vision correction procedure at a Beverly Hills LASIK center and is now enjoying the successful outcome. The procedure was performed by LASIK eye surgery specialist Dr. Khanna, and involved a two-step process. Ms. Shekoni, who plays vampire Zafrina on the Twilight show, reports that she was a “nervous passenger” while undergoing the procedure but it was completely painless.