July 07, 2010

Bilateral Staar Vision ICL’s in HD

By Staff in Categories: LASIK



LASIK no longer has an advantage over Staar's Visian ICL (Intraocular Contact Lens). Nearly half of the ICL's inserted in the US are now being done bilaterally. Convenience and cost control couples with safety making the ICL the latest alternative to LASIK, SBK, and Epi-LASIK. The Staar Collamer Phakic Implant corrects 3 to 16 diopters of nearsightedness with an almost instant return of stable, sharp, clear vision. James Lewis, MD, of the Wills Eye Surgical Network and The Pennsylvania College of Optometry, narrates and performs this surgery. Originally the ICL was considered for patients not suitable for LASIK. It is now considered an alternative that may be better than LASIK for many. There are less halos, starbursts and glare and absolutely no dry eye, regression or corneal issues after surgery. Dr. Lewis uses the Zeiss Visanteā„¢ (OCT: Optical Coherence Tomographer) to assess the patients both pre and post-operatively.

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