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Visian ICL

Visian ICLThe gifted eye surgeons of Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons have years of experience correcting vision of Maryland / Fairfax eye care patients through a range of advanced vision correction procedures, including phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs), also known as implantable collamer lenses, or ICLs.

Phakic IOLs in Reston / Fairfax

Phakic IOLs are artificial, permanent lens implants that are surgically placed in the eye to improve vision of nearsighted patients. Unlike the refractive lens exchange (RLE) procedure, the implantation of phakic IOLs does not require removal of the eye's natural lens. The IOLs used for this type of vision correction surgery also differ from those used in RLE or cataract surgery.

There are two types of FDA approved phakic IOLs:

Visian and Verisyse phakic IOLs: What is the difference?

Visian and Verisyse are similar but are placed in different locations in the eye. The Verisyse phakic IOL is inserted and attached to the colored portion of the eye (iris), whereas the Visian ICL is placed just behind the iris and in front of the eye's natural crystalline lens. In FDA clinical trials, each ICL resulted in excellent postoperative vision in patients with high myopia, or nearsightedness.

Following ICL surgery, the vision correction results are experienced immediately, and patients are often able to eliminate their need for corrective eyewear.

Am I a candidate for the phakic IOL procedure?

Phakic IOLs are only approved for vision correction in patients who have myopia. Individuals who suffer from additional refractive errors may not be good candidates for this procedure. Likewise, patients who suffer from eye diseases, including keratoconus, may not qualify for this surgery. The best way to find out whether you are a candidate is to schedule a personal consultation with Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons. You can contact the practice by clicking here.