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8416 E. Shea Blvd.,
Suite C-101
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

18275 N. 59th Avenue,
Suite B-108
Glendale, Arizona 85308

Phone: 480-483-EYES (3937)

The Visian ICL™ Vision Correction Procedure

Imagine the luxury of taking perfect vision * for granted. Now, with the Visian ICL™, you are finally able to do just that. The Visian ICL™ is an implantable contact lens that works with the eye to correct vision. Unlike traditional contact lenses that go on the surface of the eye, Visian ICL™ is surgically inserted into the eye where it provides excellent quality of vision for a wide range of correction needs.

Quality of Vision

The Visian ICL™ offers unparalleled quality of vision, providing excellent contrast. Two unique factors help explain this superior optical performance. First, the Visian ICL™ is made of Collamer -- a soft, flexible lens material that contains a small amount of collagen – making the lens extremely biocompatible for a lifetime of clear vision. Second, the lens is placed inside of the eye, where it continues to focus light accurately without any maintenance required.

Safety

The Visian ICL™ is inserted into the eye by an ophthalmologist through a small, micro incision. The lens unfolds in the eye and is positioned between the iris and the natural lens where it stays indefinitely. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.

Advanced lens material

The Visian ICL™ is made of Collamer, an advanced lens material that has unique properties. Collamer transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision, so you see clearly. Made of a copolymer and collagen, Collamer is also highly biocompatible. It allows the Visian ICL™ to rest quietly in position while accurately correcting vision. Collamer is the only lens material made with collagen—the best choice for a lens that is going to remain inside your body for a lifetime.

Removable

The Visian ICL™ does not alter any structures within the eye or on the cornea. If necessary, it can be removed from the eye by a simple surgical procedure. Invisible and undetectable You won’t be able to see the Visian ICL™ in your eye, and neither will anybody else. Exceptional quality of vision will be the only reminder that you have had 21st century vision correction.

Invisible and undetectable

You won’t be able to see the Visian ICL™ in your eye, and neither will anybody else. Exceptional quality of vision will be the only reminder that you have had 21st century vision correction.

Excellent for a wide range of vision correction needs

Extreme refractive error

Anyone seeking clear vision may be a candidate for the Visian ICL™ , including patients with extreme or special vision correction needs.

Thin corneas

The cornea is the curved surface on the front of the eye. The Visian ICL™ does not have any effect on the cornea and may be appropriate if you have thin corneas.

Dry eyes

Visian ICL™ does not cause or contribute to dry eyes. Is the Visian ICL™ right for you? Consult with your eye care specialist and ask about the unique advantages of the Visian ICL™. More than 40,000 patients now have this lens, and it may be just right for you.

What are the advantages of the Visian ICL™?

There are many unique advantages to the Visian ICL™, including:

  1. Performance – Provides excellent quality of vision with predictable and stable results
  2. Simplicity -- Inserted through a micro incision utilizing a procedure that is familiar to the surgeon. The lens is invisible to both you and observers. It requires no maintenance
  3. Versatility -- Capable of correcting a wide range of nearsightedness and is removable if necessary
  4. Biocompatibility -- Collamer, an exceptional lens material offering unparalleled biocompatibility
  5. Safety -- Safe, proven procedure that is familiar to ophthalmologists. Prior to the implantation of the Visian ICL™, you will receive topical anesthetic drops. Your surgeon may also administer a sedative.

    First, a microscopic incision will be made where the white of your eye meets the colored part. Second, a gel-like substance will be injected into your eye and the Visian ICL™ will be inserted in front of your iris.

    Finally, the Visian ICL™ is carefully placed behind the iris and the gel is removed from your eye. That’s it! Because the incision made is microscopic, it will heal naturally in a very short period of time without needing any sutures. Implanting the Visian ICL™ is an outpatient procedure, and takes about 15 minutes. A few hours after the procedure you will be able to leave the clinic.

15 Minutes That Will Change Your Life.

Prior to the implantation of the Visian ICL™, you will receive topical anesthetic drops. Your surgeon may also administer a sedative.

First, a microscopic incision will be made where the white of your eye meets the colored part.

Second, a gel-like substance will be injected into your eye and the Visian ICL™ will be inserted in front of your iris.

Finally, the Visian ICL™ is carefully placed behind the iris and the gel is removed from your eye.

That’s it! Because the incision made is microscopic, it will heal naturally in a very short period of time without needing any sutures.

Implanting the Visian ICL™ is an outpatient procedure, and takes about 15 minutes. A few hours after the procedure you will be able to leave the clinic.

Verisyse™

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are micro lenses that are placed inside your eye to correct cataracts, nearsightedness, farsightedness or presbyopia. There are two types of IOLs: anterior chamber lenses, which are placed in the anterior chamber of the eye between the iris and the cornea, and posterior chamber lenses, which are placed in the posterior chamber behind the iris and rest against the capsular bag.

IOLs may be used for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, cataracts and astigmatism. The newest option available to people who are very nearsighted is the Verisyse™ Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL).

Verisyse™ Phakic IOL

The Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is used to treat moderate to severe myopia, the medical term for nearsightedness. With over 18 years of use and 150,000 procedures performed worldwide, results prove that the Verisyse™ design is safe and effective for very nearsighted people who are tired of thick glasses and are not candidates for Custom LASIK.

How Verisyse™ works

The procedure involves placing the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL behind your cornea and on top of your iris. This gives your eye another focusing lens that provides high-quality, high-definition vision like a normal eye. Although the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is intended to be permanent, the procedure is reversible if desired.

The word “phakic” means that your natural crystalline lens is left in the eye. This is important because your natural lens plays an important role in helping your eye adjust between seeing objects that are near and far.

About the Verisyse™ procedure

Implanting the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is an outpatient procedure that takes around 15 to 30 minutes. Usually, one eye is treated at a time.

  • Drops will be placed in your eyes in order to reduce the pupil size.
  • For better access to your eye, your doctor will use an instrument to comfortably hold your eyelids open during the procedure.
  • A local anesthetic is given to sedate the eye, so the procedure is virtually painless.
  • A small incision is made in the cornea for the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL to be placed in the space between the iris and the cornea.
  • The Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is centered in front of the pupil (the black part in the center of your eye), and is gently attached to the iris (the colored part of your eye) to hold the lens in place.
  • The small incision is closed with microscopic stitches that dissolve on their own.
  • A temporary shield will be placed over your eye to protect it during the time just after the procedure.

How Verisyse™ looks in your eye

Diagram of an eye with the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL.

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