Some patients who have received keratoconus treatments — even a corneal transplant — find that they still have moderate to severe myopia (aka nearsightedness), which makes seeing objects in the distance quite difficult. While a strong nearsightedness prescription is correctable, having to depend so heavily on eyeglasses or contact lenses can feel like a chore.
Visian ICL (implantable collamer lens) is made with collamer, which is perfect for transmitting light and diminishing glare and reflections that can negatively affect vision and being biocompatible with your body. Accordingly, many patients find that their sight is better with Visian ICL than it was with traditional lenses.
Many patients who have keratoconus find that some refractive procedures like LASIK are considered off limits to them. The good news is that Visian ICL can be perfect for patients who have already been treated for keratoconus. Even patients who have Intacs in their eyes and Holcomb C3-R to stop keratoconus’ progression can benefit from Visian ICL. I routinely perform Visian ICL for people with keratoconus to “get their vision to the next level.”
Visian ICL Procedure Details
I perform 1-Step Visian ICL™ in under 10 minutes in the comfort of my office’s special procedure room. I begin by putting a light-numbing gel on the eye to prevent pain. Then, using a micro-opening, I carefully position the lens between the iris and the eye’s natural lens. That allows the natural lens to safely remain in place. The ICL unfolds to fit the predetermined measurements of the eye for optimal vision correction.
Most patients do not experience any discomfort during or after their procedure. Vision is typically improved by the next morning.
Benefits of Visian ICL
Visian ICL is constructed with collamer, a soft, malleable material that contains some collagen so that it can rest comfortably in the eye without posing any rejection reactions. Because Visian ICLs are transparent, friends and colleagues should be unable to tell that you have them in your eyes. Additionally, Visian lenses can be removed in the future if the patient decides to do so for one reason or another.
Why You Should Choose Dr. Brian for Visian ICL
I revolutionized Visian ICL by developing a way to safely perform the procedure on both eyes on the same day.
Furthermore, I use ultrasound-guided imaging technology to measure each eye and fully customize the procedure. Very few surgeons have this capability, which means that patients who choose an ophthalmologist other than me may get a less precise outcome from their Visian ICL. Access to these precise measurements is critical for keratoconus patients and non-keratoconus patients alike.
Learn More about Visian ICL
Whether or not you have had keratoconus, if you are interested in learning more about the lifestyle improvement that comes with Visian ICL, I am happy to answer all your questions. Please schedule a consultation at my Beverly Hills office (or virtually for my out-of-town patients) by calling 1-310-860-1990, texting 424-245-0171 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org today.