Younger individuals who are not candidates for LASIK/PRK, now have the option of the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), a prosthetic lens that is inserted inside the eye in front of the crystalline (natural) lens. These lenses correct for nearsightedness and do not compromise the patient’s ability to read, nor do they cause loss of contrast and or clarity. This is the only refractive surgical procedure that is reversible.
The revolutionary Visian ICL recently caught the attention of NBC’s Today Show. On March 4, 2008, the Today Show aired a live Visian Implantable Collamer Lens surgery. These pre-op, surgical, and post-op segments can be viewed by clicking on the following: