*The Evo Visian ICL represents an alternative to other refractive surgeries including laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), incisional surgeries, or other means to correct myopia such as contact lenses and eye glasses.
The best candidates for the Evo Visian ICL are between the ages of 21 and 45 (sometimes higher, up to 50), with moderate to severe myopia, with or without astigmatism. You must have enough “space” in your eye to accommodate the ICL and this can be measured easily and quickly with a special non-contact scan.
It is best if you have not had any previous eye surgery and do not have any previous history of eye disease such as glaucoma, iritis or diabetic eye disease.
In order to be sure that an ICL with the most adequate power is chosen for your eye, your near-sightedness should be stable for at least a year before undergoing eye surgery.
The Evo Visian ICL represents an alternative to other refractive surgeries including laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), incisional surgeries, or other means to correct myopia such as contact lenses and eye glasses.
If there are major changes in your vision, the ICL can easily be removed and replaced. With the ICL, one can still wear glasses or contact lenses if necessary. The ICL does not prevent or help presbyopia, or the need for reading glasses due to age.
No. The ICL is designed to remain in place within the eye without maintenance. A yearly visit to your eye surgeon is recommended to make sure everything is fine.
No. Because the ICL is placed behind the iris, neither you, nor an observer will be able to see the lens in place. The ICL is unnoticeable, and there is no way for anyone other than a trained professional with special equipment to see that the ICL is in place.
The ICL is not noticed or felt by the patient once it is implanted. It does not attach to any tissues within the eye and does not move after it implanted.
The ICL implant surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that you can have the implant surgery and go home the same day. As with any surgery someone will have to drive you to and from surgery. Some numbing drops will be administered so that there is very little discomfort and normally no pain associated with the procedure which normally takes about 10-15mins per eye. You will be prescribed some drops and a visit is usually scheduled the day after surgery.
The ICL is intended to remain in place without maintenance indefinitely. If it becomes necessary, for any reason, it can be easily removed by a trained eye surgeon.
Collamer is a proprietary material that is exclusive to the Evo Visian ICL. This material contains collagen which naturally occurs in your body and makes it biocompatible (does not cause a reaction inside the eye) and stable inside your eye. It also contains a UV light filter
Patients who are pregnant and nursing and patients with a narrow angle in the front chamber of their eye, because in this case the space for the Visian ICL would be too small. The patient education booklet provides an additional list of conditions that should be taken into consideration when making a decision about the Visian ICL.
Before considering Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery.