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Visian ICL

The STAAR Visian ICL is a posterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses. Made of Collamer, STAAR’s proprietary collagen copolymer, the lens rests behind the iris in the ciliary sulcus. This unique material contains a small amount of collagen, which provides excellent biocompatibility and superior optical capability. The lens is gently folded and injected into the anterior chamber through a 3.0mm, temporal, clear corneal incision. The ICL is then carefully positioned by manipulating the footplates of the lens posterior to the iris plane and into the sulcus.
  • Small Incision / Foldability – 3.0mm Incision
  • Posterior Chamber Implant – Invisible in the Eye
  • Sulcus Locating - Allows for a Toric Option
  • Made of Collamer – a proprietary biocompatible material
  • Experience - 5 Lens Designs and approximately 50,000 Sold
  • Wide Treatment Range

The ICL is made with Swiss precision from Collamer. Collamer, a collagen copolymer is a proprietary biocompatible material formed from pure collagen and a hydrophilic copolymer with a UV absorbent chromophore.

A. The best candidates for the Visian ICL are between the ages of 21 and 45, with moderate to severe myopia. It is best if the candidate has not had any previous ophthalmic surgery and does not have a history of ophthalmic disease such as glaucoma, iritis or diabetic retinopathy.


Q. What are the advantages of the ICL?

A. The Visian ICL is capable of correcting a wide range of myopia without the removal or destruction of corneal tissue. The ICL is a small, foldable, injectable lens that is inserted through a tiny, 3 mm incision that does not require sutures. The ICL provides predictable refractive outcomes and excellent quality of vision due to its placement inside the eye, as well as its optical performance. The lens is made of a superior lens material called Collamer, which provides unparalleled biocompatibility.

A. If there are major changes in ones vision the Visian ICL can easily be removed and replaced, or another procedure can be done at any time. With the ICL, one can still wear glasses or contact lenses if necessary. The ICL does not help presbyopia, or the need for reading glasses due to age. The ICL is available for different treatment ranges depending on what country you live in.


Q. Can they dry out or get dirty like a contact lens?

A. No. The Visian ICL is designed to remain in place within the eye without maintenance. An annual examination done by your ophthalmologist is recommended to make sure that everything is fine.


Q. Can the ICL be seen by the naked eye?

A. No. Because the lens is positioned behind the iris, neither you, nor an observer will be able to identify the lens in place. The cosmetic appearance of the Visian ICL is perfect, and there is no way for a non-professional to notice that a visual correction is in place.


Q. What are ICLs made of?

A. The material is called Collamer, a collagen co-polymer that contains a small amount of purified collagen. It is very biocompatible (doesn't cause a reaction inside the eye) and stable. It also contains an ultraviolet light filter. This material is proprietary to STAAR Surgical.

A. The ICL surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient has surgery and leaves the same day. Please note that someone will have to drive the patient to and from surgery. A light, topical or local anesthetic is administered and there is very little discomfort and normally no pain associated with the procedure. Some drops or perhaps oral medication may be prescribed and a visit is usually scheduled the day after surgery.

A. ICLs are intended to remain in place without maintenance. If it becomes necessary, for any reason, they can be easily removed by a trained ophthalmic surgeon.

Q. Can the ICL be felt once they are in place?

A. The Visian ICL is not typically noticeable after it is implanted. It does not attach to any structures within the eye and does not move around after is placed.

 

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