The Visian ICL procedure is an innovative way to help you reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. With this advanced treatment, you can see better with or without your glasses or contacts. In this article, we’ll provide answers to frequently asked questions about Visian ICL surgery.
- Where Is The Visian ICL Placed?
The Visian ICL is placed in the tear film between the eye and the cornea. It rests on a thin layer of fluid covering your iris (the colored part of your eye). This placement protects it from blinking or excessive movement.
- Does ICL Surgery Hurt?
No. The only sensation you will experience during the procedure is pressure on your eye, which feels like someone pressing their finger against it while looking at an object or looking away from an object.
If this does not sound comfortable for you, we recommend using numbing medication before having ICL surgery so that you don’t feel uncomfortable while waiting to have your eyes dilated. The most common side effect after the injection is blurry vision, but this typically subsides within 24 hours.
- Is ICL Surgery Recommended For The Elderly?
ICL surgery is an option for the elderly. The device works by giving a new blood supply to the retina and replacing lost photoreceptors in patients with AMD or RP.
However, it can be more complicated than LASIK because they often have other ocular health issues that need to be addressed simultaneously, such as glaucoma and cataracts.
- What Is The Visian ICL Made Of?
The Visian ICL is made of silicone and an ultraviolet light stabilizing agent to provide protection from the sun. The material also has an antimicrobial coating for added safety.
- What Type Of Procedure Is Involved In Implanting The Visian ICL?
The ICL can only be implanted through a surgical procedure. To place the implant into your eye, an incision is made in the white of the eye, and that flap lifts so that surgeons have access to all areas of your retina.
Next, they stabilize it with sutures before removing any vitreous or gel from around where you will have this new device placed.
Lastly, they insert and position the Visian ICL’s post right next to your natural lens inside your eyeball, then close you back up by sewing shut that flap over it.
- Will My Vision Change After I Receive The Visian ICL?
When the Visian ICL is implanted, your eyesight will not change. The only difference you might notice after surgery is that there may be a slight imbalance in vision because both of your natural lenses have been removed and replaced with an artificial lens. This can take some time to adjust to, but most people still have good vision following their procedure.
- What Is The Success Rate Of Visian ICL?
The Visian ICL success rates are nearly identical to the success rate of laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery found that 98% of postoperative patients were satisfied with their results.
This is a testament to how well these surgeries go for most people. There’s always the potential for complications, but it’s rare enough not to be an issue when deciding on LASIK or Visian ACL surgery.
The Bottom Line
These are the most common questions asked about Visian ACL. So if you’re considering getting an ACL, hopefully, this article has helped you make your decision.