The Visian™ Phakic IOL is used to treat moderate to severe myopia, the medical term for near-sightedness. Results prove that the Visian™ Phakic IOL is safe and effective for highly near-sighted people who are tired of thick glasses and are not candidates for LASIK eye surgery.
The Visian™ Phakic IOL is made with Swiss precision from Collamer®. This unique material contains a small amount of collagen, which provides excellent biocompatibility and superior optical capability. The lens is gently folded and placed between the iris and the natural lens.
The procedure involves placing the Visian™ Phakic IOL behind your cornea between your iris and the natural lens of your eye. This gives your eye another focusing lens that provides high-quality, high-definition vision like a normal eye. Although the Visian™ 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.
Implanting the Visian™ Phakic IOL is an outpatient procedure that takes around 15 to 30 minutes. Usually, one eye is treated at a time.
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