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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.