Visian ICL implantable contact lens - an option for those who can't have laser eye surgery
The Visian ICL lens has been implanted on over 500'000 patients since the early 1990s. The ICL is made out of collagen, a naturally occurring protein, and is implanted through a tiny keyhole into the eye. In its resting position the ICL sits between the natural lens and the coloured iris. It cannot be seen or felt and does not require any maintenance. Surgery is painless and takes just 10 minutes per eye.
The Visian ICL is an ideal option for people who want a reversible procedure or who can't have laser eye surgery. Typically this might be because of a very high prescription, a thin cornea, dry eyes or keratoconus. Due to the optics of the ICL lens patients often say that they feel that their vision is the best they have ever experienced. An added attraction of Visian ICL lens is that the surgery is completely reversible.
Ms de Benito is an accredited Visian ICL surgeon and uses the latest Visian Evo ICL V4C model with CentraFlow technology. This avoids the need to create a small hole in the iris to allow aqueous fluid flow. This was necessary with other models of the ICL lens.
People best suited to the Visian ICL lens are below 60 years old. At present Visian Evo ICL lenses can treat between +10 of long-sight to -20 of short-sight (myopia) and astigmatism up to 6 dioptres.
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