We can say it with certainty; you won’t be disappointed if you choose us to take care of your Visian ICL procedure.
As one of the leading experts in the field of ophthalmology, laser vision correction surgery, we will be able to cater to your every need and swiftly determine the best course of action, whether in the case of Visian ICL or any other procedure.
As the FDA approved Visian ICL in 2005, we were among the first practices to implement it as a treatment option and have had marvelous results ever since.
When comparing Visian ICL to other options and costs, most patients will often compare it with LASIK.
LASIK will generally cost about $2200 for an eye, while ICL can be a bit heftier, going for around $7,000 per eye. Few insurance companies cover either procedure, although improved eyesight can certainly increase personal safety.
To get a more precise quote, feel free to contact our helpful staff at our New York, Atlanta, and/or Paramus offices.
When it comes to overall success rates, Visian ICL ranks rather high, with a general satisfaction rate of a staggering 99.9%. When compared to LASIK, permanent contact lenses are a much quicker solution as they don’t require the cornea to be reshaped. The Collamer implantable contact lens is simply inserted into the eye.
While rapid visual recovery is expected within hours of the procedure, it should be emphasized that this procedure is still an intra-ocular surgery and thus carries with it some minor risks. While these rates are speculative and data continues to be reviewed, surgeons believe that the risks of infection are suspected to be approximately 0.07% or 7 out of 10,000 since the age of fourth-generation fluoroquinolone antibiotic prophylaxis, which we currently use.
There is a small risk of increased intraocular pressure for which patients will be closely monitored during the first 24 hours after the procedure. The risk of an extensive course of inflammation is very low. Five-year follow-up data suggest a 1–2% risk of cataract formation, and this data continues to be reviewed as more ICLs are placed. Dr. Stetson has observed a slightly less than 1% rate of mild cataract formation after placement of more than 100 ICLs over five years. However, he has not had to remove or replace any ICLs that he has implanted.
Eye rubbing or having ICL positioned too close to one’s native lens may increase the risk of cataract formation long term. The team at Diamond Vision will monitor your ICL Lens Position to ensure proper placement to minimize this risk.