New procedure called ‘next generation of eye technology’
DENVER — A new procedure is offering hope to people with poor eyesight who were not able to have traditional refractive surgery.
It’s called Visian ICL, which stands for “Implantable Collamer Lens.” A corrective lens is permanently implanted in the eye through an injection. Patients say they see an immediate improvement in their vision.
Dr. Stuart Lewis, of Cherry Creek Eye Clinic in Denver, performs the delicate surgery and says that precision is critical.
It is vital to have accurate preoperative measurements of the eye and to place the lens correctly. When done properly, the results should last for many years.
Visian ICL offers an option to patients who were not candidates for LASIK or PRK. The basic difference between the two procedures is that Visian adds a permanent lens to the eye and LASIK removes corneal tissue to reshape the eyeball.
For more information: http://visianinfo.com
Story by: Jene Nelson