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EVO+ continues the Evolution in Visual Freedom with an Expanded Optic designed for patients with larger pupils. Also made from Collamer, EVO+ is based on the proven EVO platform and is the newest generation of EVO lenses.
EVO and EVO + are the evolution of ICL lenses in correcting visual defects. Think of an implantable lens that works with your eye to correct your sight. No glasses and no contact lenses. The benefits are very obvious to anyone suffering from myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. What does ICL mean? ICL means Collamer Implantable Lens: It is a type of a refractive procedure that helps correct the most common visual disorders (myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism). Simply put, ICL is a removable lens system that represents an interesting alternative to the LASIK procedure and other refractive surgeries.
EVO VISIAN ICL Does Not Induce The Development Of Dry Eye Syndrome
LASIK Can Cause Or Worsen Dry Eye
Roughly 20% of LASIK patients may experience dry eye syndrome. By not removing and reshaping corneal tissue, the procedure does not induce dry eye syndrome.
Only proprietary lenses are made of biocompatible Collamer. That means our lens material works in harmony with the natural chemistry of your eye and body. Our ability to utilize materials your eye accepts while not reshaping your cornea means we can minimize unnatural causes of dry eye syndrome.
EVO VISIAN ICL Is In Harmony With Your Natural Eye
Additive, Removable Procedure
Our procedure can be described as additive vision correction. Unlike other procedures, the EVO procedure does not remove corneal tissue but works in harmony with your natural eye. The lens gently unfolds in your eye, rests behind your iris, and is biocompatible with your body chemistry.
EVO VISIAN ICL Is A Removable Option
We describe our implant process as an additive corrective procedure. Our procedure adds a corrective lens to correct nearsightedness. That means that should your prescription update or if other vision needs arise, if you and your doctor decide, your doctor can simply remove our lens.
The procedure has been refined down to a quick and comfortable process. Most procedures are completed within 20-30 minutes or less. With a minimally invasive procedure, many achieve improved vision nearly immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Visian ICL lens visible to others?
No. The Visian ICL is positioned behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), where it is invisible to both you and others. Only your eye care practitioner will be able to tell that vision correction has taken place.
Will I be able to feel the Visian ICL once it’s in place?
The Visian ICL is not typically noticeable after it is implanted. It does not attach to any structures within the eye and does not move around once in place.
What is involved in the Visian ICL procedure?
The Visian ICL surgery is performed on an outpatient basis which means that the patient has surgery and leaves the same day. The procedure itself usually takes 20-30 minutes or less. The patient will need someone to drive them home on surgery day. A light, topical or local anesthetic is administered. There is very little discomfort during or after surgery. Some eye drops or medication may be prescribed and a visit with your eye care professional is usually scheduled the day after surgery.
What are the potential risks of the Visian ICL?
Early complications reported the first week after Visian ICL surgery include: Visian ICL removal and reinsertion at the time of initial surgery, shallowness of the front chamber of the eye that can create an increase of the pressure in your eye and may necessitate a peripheral iridectomy (a procedure where a small hole is placed in iris (colored part of eye) using a laser called “YAG laser), temporary corneal swelling (edema) and transient inflammation in the eye or iritis. Complications after 1 week include: increase in astigmatism, loss of best corrected vision, clouding of the Crystalline lens (cataract), loss of cells from the back surface of the cornea responsible for the cornea remaining clear (endothelial cell loss), increase in eye pressure, iris prolapse, cloudy areas on the crystalline lens that may or may not cause visual symptoms (crystalline lens opacities), macular hemorrhage, subretinal hemorrhage, retinal detachment, secondary Visian ICL related surgeries (replacements, repositionings, removals, removals with cataract extraction), too much or too little nearsightedness correction, and additional YAG iridotomy necessary.
What are risks of Refractive Eye Surgery in general?
Potential complications for refractive surgery in general include: irritation of the conjunctiva (white part of eye), corneal swelling (outer layer of eye), eye infection, significant glare and/or halos around lights, blood/pus in the eye, lens dislocation, macular edema, (swelling in back of the eye), non-reactive pupil, pupillary block glaucoma resulting in raised eye pressure, irritation of the iris (colored part of the eye), severe inflammation of the eye and loss of the vitreous (gel in back of eye). You should carefully review all benefits and risks of Visian ICL surgery with your eye care professional before making a decision about the Visian ICL.
What are the key points to remember?
Follow all of your eye care professional’s instructions before and after implantation of the Visian ICL. Take any prescribed medication and schedule all recommended follow-up visits with your eye care professional, usually on an annual basis after the healing of the Visian ICL surgery. Contact your eye care professional immediately if you should experience a problem.
Important Safety Information
The Visian ICL is designed for the correction of moderate to high nearsightedness. Visian ICL surgery is intended to safely and effectively correct nearsightedness between -3 diopters to -15 diopters and partially correct nearsightedness to up to -20 diopters in eyes with up to 2.5 diopters of astigmatism. It is not intended to correct any astigmatism you may or may not have. If you have nearsightedness within these ranges, Visian ICL surgery may improve your distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Because the Visian ICL corrects for distance vision, it does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, you may require them at some point, even if you have never worn them before.
Implantation of the Visian ICL is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks. Please discuss the risks with your eye care professional. Complications, although rare, may include the need for additional surgical procedures, inflammation, loss of cells from the back surface of the cornea, increase in eye pressure, and cataracts.
You should not have Visian ICL surgery if:
- Your doctor determines that the shape of your eye is not an appropriate fit for the Visian ICL
- You are pregnant or nursing
- You do not meet the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation as determined by your eye doctor
- Your vision is not stable as determined by your eye doctor
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.
1. Visian ICL Patient Information Booklet
2. By not removing and reshaping corneal tissue, the Visian ICL procedure does not induce dry eye syndrome.
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