Implantable Lens - Collamer®
Implantable Collamer® Lens for Quality of
Vision (STAAR ICL)
The Visian ICL and its unique Collamer
composition offer numerous advantages including:
The Visian ICL can correct a wide range of myopia without removing or destroying the cornea’s delicate tissue. During this surgical eye correction procedure, the doctor makes a tiny incision about 3 mm long. This incision will not require sutures. It is just large enough to insert the Visian ICL, a small, foldable, injectable lens. The lens is made of an advanced biocompatible material called Collamer. Because the Visian ICL is placed inside the eye, refractive outcomes and optical performance are consistent. The result is excellent quality of vision.
The Visian ICL may be removed or replaced if eyesight changes. Another surgical eye correction can be done to correct the discrepancy. Eyeglasses and contact lenses may also be worn if correction becomes necessary. The phakic IOL cannot be used to treat presbyopia, the need for reading glasses due to age.
No. The Visian ICL is designed to be a maintenance-free eye correction treatment. We recommend you continue to have annual ophthalmology exams to ensure that your eyes stay healthy.
No. Your vision correction lens will be completely invisible to you and all observers. The Visian ICL is hidden behind the iris, resulting in a perfect cosmetic appearance. Only medical professionals will be able to determine that there is a lens in place.
The Visian ICL uses a collagen co-polymer material called Collamer, which is proprietary to STAAR Surgical Company. It contains a small amount of purified collagen and is very stable and biocompatible, which means it will not cause a reaction in your eye. Additionally, it contains an ultraviolet light filter.
Before the Visian ICL surgical eye correction procedure, the surgeon will administer a topical or local anesthetic. A tiny incision will be made Surgical eye correction with the Visian ICL typically involves little discomfort and no pain. In fact, after the surgery has been completed, you will be able to leave the same day. Please note that Visian ICL patients should arrange to have someone drive them home after surgery. The surgeon will check on your eyes’ progress at an appointment scheduled for the next day. After-surgery care may involve prescription eye drops or oral medication.
The Visian ICL is intended to remain in place without maintenance. If for any reason removal of the lens becomes necessary, it can be easily taken out by a trained ophthalmic surgeon.
Because the Visian ICL does not attach to any eye structures or move around in the eye, most patients do not feel it or notice that it is there.
If you are interested in learning more about
STAAR Surgical Company's phakic IOL for refractive surgery,
visit the Visian ICL Website
A Wing, 1st Floor, Shree Balaji Apt.,
Near Risk Care Hospital,
Near Makhamali Talao, LBS Marg, Thane (West)-400601,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India