(Implantable Collamer Lens)
An alternative to laser refractive surgery.
A biocompatible type of lens surgically implanted within your eye to correct poor vision, using a typically quick and safe procedure while preserving your natural cornea and crystalline lenses.
What are the features of ICL?
In harmony with your natural eye.
For people who value health and wellness the Visian ICL could be the choice for you. The Collamer base
of the lens material is biocompatible, meaning it is designed to function in harmony with your natural eye.
Vision correction with a legacy of success.
Visian ICL has been approved in Europe since 1997 and in the U.S. since 2005. In that time, over
550,000 eyes have been implanted with Visian ICLs by certified, specialized surgeons with a study
showing a 99% patient satisfaction rate.
Removability for your peace of mind.
The advantage of the Visian ICL is that it can permanently correct your vision, yet no natural tissue isremoved in any way during the procedure. If for the unlikely reason you need or wish to remove yourVisian ICLs in the future, your doctor can accommodate you.
What are the benefits of ICL?
Does not induce dry eye syndrome
Sharp, Clear Vision
Excellent Night Vision
Great for those with thin corneas
UV protection built into the biocompatible lenses;
A typically quick, 20-30 minute or less procedure and most people are able to resume daily activities in just a few short days with clearer vision
Treats myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
1. By not removing and reshaping corneal tissue, the Visian ICL procedure does not induce dry eye
syndrome. Naves, J.S. Carracedo, G. Cacho-Babillo, I. Diadenosine Nucleotid Measurements as Dry-Eye
Score in Patients After LASIK and ICL Surgery. Presented at American Society of Cataract and
Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2012.
2. Sanders D. Vukich JA. Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ
keratomileusis (LASIK) for Low Myopia. Cornea. 2006 Dec; 25(10):1139-46.
3. Shin, JY. Ahn, H. Seo, KY. Kim, EK. Kim, TK. Comparison of higher order aberrations after implantable
collamer lens implantation and wavefront-guided lasek in high myopia. J Refract Surg. 2012; 28(2): 106-
4. Igarashi, A. Kamiya, K. Shimizu, K. Komatsu, M. Visual Performance after implantable collamer lens
implantation and wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis for high myopia. Am J Opthalmol. 2009.
5. Parkhurst, G. Prospective Comparative Trial of LASIK vs. ICL for Night Vision Performance. Presented
at the Annual Meeting of the AAO, Chicago, 2010.
6. Parkhurst, G. Psolka, M. Kezirian, G. Phakic intraocular lens implantantion in United States military
warfighters: A retrospective analysis of early clinical outcomes of the Visian ICL. J Refract Surg.
7. Gimbel, Howard V et al. Management of myopic astigmatism with phakic intraocular lens implantation.
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery , Volume 28 , Issue 5 , 883 – 886.
8. UV-absorbing collamer implantable contact lens (ICL) for the correction of myopia. PMA# P030016.
Presentation to the Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel. October 2003.
Is ICL suitable for you?
Short or longsighted prescriptions of +-3.00-19.00 Diopters
Astigmatism of 1.00-6.00 Diopters
Age between 20 - 45 years
Not had other refractive surgical procedures (eg. cataract removal and intraocular lens implantation, or laser refractive procedures)
After a consultation with our expert doctors, will determine other factors and make a recommendation for you