Brussels Eye Center

VISIAN ICL

Visian ICL is phakic intra-ocular lens correcting myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism without removing the natural lens of the patient. The material used is collamere. Visian ICL is the result of last research and technology of intra-ocular refractive surgery.

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Advantages :

  • Bio-compatibility: the charge of the collamere is positive and the protein charges of cells are negatives, so there is few adherence of inflammatory cells on the lens of the surgery.
  • Foldable IOL: implantable by an incision of 2,7 mm under topical anaesthesia by drops and ambulatory surgery.
  • Short surgery: introducing the IOL in the posterior segment behind the iris and in front of the natural lens using a disposable injector.
  • Reversibility: Visian-ICL IOL is easy to remove in case of exchange.
  • Visual recovery is obtained quickly the day after where visual acuity is optimal.
  • The Visian-ICL is invisible in natural gaz.

Available models:

  • Visian-ICL for correcting high  myopia (up to -23 dioptres)
  • Visian-ICL for correcting Hyperopia (up to +23 dioptres)
  • Visian toric ICL (TICL) for correcting myopia combines Astigmatism  
    (up to -6 dioptres)

Pre-operative precautions: 

  • The referral iridotomy with laser YAG is performed to avoid post-operative intra-ocular high pressure.
  • Treatment to prevent intra-ocular press is sometimes required.
  • Exceptionally cases of ICL intolerance are reported with high intra-ocular pressure needing removal of the Visian-ICL.

Complications: 

  • Rare cases of intolerance with permanent hypertonia have been reported requiring free exchange with a smaller implant.
  • Rare cases of exchange of the implant in case of too small or too large size in intraocular position.
  • 1.5% of cases of lens opacification over 10 years of evolution
  • This rare complication seems to be further reduced with the latest Visian ICL V5 models, which have a central hole to facilitate the circulation of the aqueous humor.
  • In case of opacification of the lens, the removal of the ICL implant is possible followed by the extraction of the opacified lens and the insertion of an intraocular implant allowing the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

Types of implants