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In Visian ICL surgery, a biocompatible contact lens is placed inside the eye behind the colored iris to correct vision. The contact lens is made of Collamer material, collagen naturally found in the body that does not elicit inflammation or rejection. Unlike corneal procedures, such as LASIK or SMILE, which corrects vision through corneal tissue removal, ICL is an additive procedure and does not alter the natural architecture of the eye. The advantages of ICL include highly accurate outcome even for people with high correction, the stability of vision without regression, and an option to undergo LASIK or other corneal procedures in the future. Furthermore, as ICL surgery does not disrupt the corneal structure and preserves the corneal nerves, patients experience greater comfort, faster recovery, and no dryness following the procedure. The patients who undergo ICL surgery tend to have the highest rate of satisfaction.
The acceptance and popularity of the ICL procedure have grown over the years, and Dr. Paul C. Lee has been at the forefront each step of the way. He was voted the TOP ICL surgeon in the nation and was also the first surgeon to perform ICL with astigmatism on the West Coast.
ICL surgery corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism by inserting a biocompatible lens inside the eye. Unlike LASIK, the procedure is reversible and corrects vision without changing the normal anatomy of the eye.
ICL surgery results in permanent vision correction. However, the ICL can also be removed, making it reversible. Upon removal of ICL, your vision will return to the condition prior to ICL surgery.
ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. It is like a contact lens but made of a substance called Collamer, which is a naturally occurring collagen. The body does not see Collamer as a foreign substance, and hence there is no rejection.
ICL surgery takes about 15 minutes per eye, and both eyes can be done on the same day.
ICL surgery is like LASIK in that it is elective surgery. People undergo ICL to reduce their dependence on glasses.
ICL surgery has been approved by the FDA to be safe and effective. While all forms of surgery have risks, ICL is one of the safest procedures to correct vision.
ICL surgery will not change eye color.
While LASIK is safe and effective, ICL surgery offers benefits not found in LASIK, such as maintaining the natural anatomy of the eye. Patients should consider all different options before proceeding with vision correction surgery.