Phakic Lens Implants
Phakic lens implants can be a solution for patients who are unable to have LASIK due to a high prescription, history of dry eye, large pupils, or thin corneas. A phakic lens implant, also known as an implantable contact lens, provides a dramatic vision improvement without removing eye tissue or the natural lens of the eye. There are two types of phakic lens implants: the Visian ICL and the Verisyse lens.
Verisyse Phakic IOL
A unique benefit of the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is that it can be placed into the eye without removing the eye’s natural lens. The intraocular lens implant is designed to correct very high degrees of nearsightedness—within the range of -5.00 to -20.00 diopters. The intraocular lens uses the same PMMA material that is used in hard contact lenses and IOL implants in cataract surgery.
The implantation of the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is performed under anesthesia. Patients are advised that they may experience vision fluctuation during the first month after surgery.
Individuals who suffer from moderate to extreme nearsightedness (myopia) now have a solution for their poor vision. The Visian ICL™ is a revolutionary refractive lens that can correct vision up to -20 diopters of nearsightedness. In addition to alleviating restrictively thick glasses, the Visian ICL™ also provides an opportunity to those individuals who are not candidates for LASIK eye surgery. Some people cannot have LASIK for reasons ranging from high prescriptions, history of dry eye, large pupils to thin corneas.
With the development of Visian ICL™ these individuals may have the opportunity to experience less dependency on prescription eye wear much like what LASIK has brought to millions. Unlike the LASIK procedure, the Visian ICL™ lens can actually be removed if the patient experiences significant changes in vision.
Depending on your particular visual needs, the Visian ICL™ could provide you with a great option for clear vision. Additional insight on the Visian ICL is available at www.us.discovericl