- What is visian EVO ICL?
- Am I a candidate?
- advantages over Lasik
- Surgical steps
- frequently asked questions
- Risk contraindications
- Cost of procedure
- Special situations like cataract surgery, keratoconus and dry eyes
- Why choose Khanna Vision?
What is EVO Visian ICL?
EVO Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is a type of surgical procedure used to correct vision problems. It involves implanting a special type of contact lens, made of collamer material, into the eye.
The Visian EVO ICL is primarily used to treat nearsightedness, but it can also be used to treat other refractive errors such as farsightedness and astigmatism. It’s important to note that in the United States of America, FDA has Only approved treatment of nearsightedness and astigmatism. At present time FDA does not consider it safe for ICL to be implanted in farsighted, patients and farsighted eyes. The eyes are smaller with the space for the lens not being enough The lens is designed to be placed in the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens, where it can provide a clear and focused image on the retina.
The Visian EVO ICL is a popular alternative to LASIK and other forms of refractive surgery, as it may be a better option for patients who have thinner corneas or more severe refractive errors. The procedure is generally considered safe and effective, and many patients experience improved vision immediately after the surgery.
Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is indicated for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness) in patients who meet certain criteria. The ideal candidate for Visian EVO ICL surgery is typically between the ages of 21 and 45, with a stable prescription for at least one year.
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Indications of Visian EVO ICL
- High levels of myopia that cannot be safely corrected with LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures
- Patients with thin corneas or other corneal abnormalities that make laser vision correction unsuitable
- Patients who desire a permanent solution to their refractive error, but do not want to undergo corneal refractive surgery such as LASIK or PRK
- Patients who have experienced regression of their refractive error after previous laser vision correction procedures, and are not suitable candidates for a repeat procedure
It’s important to note that Visian EVO ICL surgery is not appropriate for everyone, and only a qualified eye doctor can determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Benefits of EVO Visian ICL
Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery offers several potential benefits for patients with myopia who are good candidates for the procedure. These benefits may include:
- Excellent visual outcomes: Visian EVO ICL surgery can provide very high-quality, sharp and clear vision with minimal risk of side effects such as glare or halos.
- Immediate improvement: Many patients experience improved vision immediately after the procedure, and can return to their daily activities within a few days.
- Long-lasting results: The Visian EVO ICL is designed to remain in the eye indefinitely, providing a permanent solution to the patient’s myopia.
- Minimal discomfort: The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and patients typically experience minimal discomfort or pain during or after the surgery.
- Fewer limitations: Unlike contact lenses, Visian EVO ICLs do not require daily maintenance or replacement and can be worn during activities like swimming or other water sports.
- Safety: The Visian EVO ICL has been shown to be a safe and effective procedure for the correction of myopia.
It’s important to note that while Visian EVO ICL surgery can provide significant benefits for eligible patients, it is not without risks and potential complications. These risks should be thoroughly discussed with a qualified eye doctor before deciding on the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
Am I a candidate for EVO ICL?
We do not have access to your medical history, current eye health, or other important information needed to determine if you are a candidate for Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery. That is why we offer a free virtual and in office consult at Khanna Vision Institute.
To determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure, you should schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an ophthalmologist or refractive surgeon who is experienced in performing the Visian EVO ICL procedure. During the exam, the doctor will evaluate your overall eye health, refractive error, corneal thickness, and other factors to determine if Visian EVO ICL surgery is a safe and effective option for you.
Factors that may disqualify you from being a good candidate for Visian EVO ICL surgery include certain eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts, a history of severe dry eye, or a history of corneal disease or injury.
It’s important to discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor, ask questions and review any risks and benefits of the procedure before deciding if Visian EVO ICL surgery is the right option for you.
Who is a good candidate for EVO Visian ICL?
A good candidate for Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery typically meets the following criteria:
- Age: Candidates should be at least 21 years old, with a stable prescription for at least one year.
- Refractive error: The procedure is primarily used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), with or without astigmatism, and may also be suitable for some patients with moderate to high hyperopia (farsightedness).
- Prescription stability: Candidates must have a stable prescription, with no significant changes in their refractive error over the past year.
- Corneal thickness: Candidates must have corneas that are thick enough to safely accommodate the implant. If the cornea is too thin, the doctor may recommend an alternative procedure.
- General eye health: Candidates should have overall healthy eyes, free from conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration.
- Pregnancy: The procedure is not recommended for pregnant women, as hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect vision.
- Realistic expectations: Candidates should have a clear understanding of the procedure and its potential risks and benefits, as well as realistic expectations for the results they can expect to achieve.
It’s important to note that the above criteria are not exhaustive, and only a qualified ophthalmologist or refractive surgeon can determine if you are a good candidate for the Visian EVO ICL procedure based on a comprehensive evaluation of your specific needs and medical history.
What are the surgical procedure steps in implantation of EVO ICL
The surgical procedure for implanting the Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) typically involves the following steps:
- Anesthetic: The procedure begins with the administration of eye drops and a local anesthetic to numb the eye.
- Incision: The surgeon will make a small incision on the side of the cornea to create a channel through which the lens can be inserted.
- Insertion of jelly to coat the cornea and the lens to protect them
- Lens insertion: The folded Visian EVO ICL is then inserted through the incision and positioned in front of the natural lens in the eye.
- Unfolding and positioning the lens: The surgeon will then use a special tool to unfold the lens and position it in place behind the iris, where it will remain in place permanently.
- Removing of the jelly so that it does not cause rise in pressure
- Closing the incision: Once the lens is in place, the surgeon will close the incision with a dissolvable suture or a self-sealing corneal incision.
The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes per eye to complete, and patients can typically return home on the same day. After the procedure, patients will be given instructions for post-operative care, which may include using eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation, and avoiding certain activities such as swimming or rubbing the eyes for a period of time.
It’s important to note that while the procedure is generally considered safe, like any surgical procedure, it does carry some risks and potential complications. These should be thoroughly discussed with a qualified eye doctor before deciding on the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
The most frequently asked questions about EVO ICL
Here are some frequently asked questions about Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens):
- How is the Visian EVO ICL different from LASIK?
The Visian EVO ICL is a type of intraocular lens that is implanted inside the eye, while LASIK involves reshaping the cornea to correct refractive errors. The Visian EVO ICL is typically recommended for patients who are not good candidates for LASIK due to thin corneas or other factors.
- Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is typically not painful, as the eye is numbed with anesthetic eye drops before the surgery. Some patients may experience minor discomfort or a mild pressure sensation during the procedure, but this can usually be managed with medication.
- How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes per eye to complete.
- How long is the recovery period?
Most patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days after the procedure, but it may take a week or more for the eyes to fully heal. Patients may experience some mild discomfort, dryness, or blurry vision during the recovery period.
- Can the lens be removed if necessary?
While the Visian EVO ICL is designed to be a permanent solution for correcting refractive errors, the lens can be removed if necessary.
- Is the procedure covered by insurance?
The cost of the procedure is typically not covered by insurance, but financing options may be available.
- How long will the Visian EVO ICL last?
The lens is designed to be a permanent solution for correcting refractive errors, and can remain in the eye for many years without the need for replacement. However, in rare cases, the lens may need to be removed or replaced due to complications.
- Can the Visian EVO ICL be used to correct presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)?
While the Visian EVO ICL is primarily used to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and only need FDA approved to do so,). However, it is not typically recommended to correct hyperopia (farsightedness) nor presbyopia. Presbyopia is best corrected with presbyopic implants in eye
- When did FDA do Evo visian ICL approval? EVO visian ICL FDA approval 2022 has brought USA on the world map
- Is EVO Visian ICL surgery permanent? Yes it is meant to float over your natural lens. It does not need to be removed at night like contact lenses.
- Q. What is the difference between EVO ICL and LASIK -Evo ICL is an additive surgery that is we add something to the eye. Lasik is subtractive procedure where corneal tissue is removed.
- Q. What is collamer material? It is a very soft material made from naturally occurring collagen which is very well tolerated by human body.
- Q. What is a collamer lens?For over last 30 years lenses made from collamer material have been well tolerated in eyes, as their chemistry is in sync with humans.
- Q.Is EVO ICL surgery worth it?Nearly every patient who has it feels that they invested thier money well.
- Q.Why is ICL not used for LASIK?They are different procedures to attain the same outcome.
- Can EVO ICL correct astigmatism?Q.Yes ofcourse. Evo can treat upto four dioptres of astigmatism. So they can even used to help those eith form fruste keratoconus or even keratoconus eye disease.
- How long does ICL last?A lifetime of vision is expected of EVO Visian ICL or Implantable Collamer Lens. Usually, they are removed when one develops cataracts.
- Is SMILE eye surgery better than ICL? Evo ICL can be used even when SMILE is not an option.
- What’s the difference between a phakic IOL and an ICL?ICL is a type of phakic IOL. Today in Los Angeles ICL is the only type of Phakic IOL avialable.
- Is EVO ICL painful?Not in Dr. Khanna’s hands. We do give xanax to reduce anxiety.
- Can I exercise after ICL?Yes, wear a headband , and wait three days after surgery.
- Can I swim after ICL? Yes, as early as 72 hours after procedure.
- What should I not do after ICL?Rub your eyes
- Can I cry after ICL surgery?Great idea when you receive the bill, ha ha!
- Can I wear contacts after ICL?You will not have to.
- Can I shower after ICL?Yes or you will smell like the cab driver of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”
- Can I rub my eyes?Avoid rubbing or getting hit in the eye.
Risks contraindications of EVO Visian ICL
Like any surgical procedure, Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery carries some risks and potential complications. Some possible risks and contraindications include:
- Infection: As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection. Patients will be given antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection, but in rare cases, an infection may require removal of the implant.
- Elevated eye pressure: In rare cases, the implant can cause increased pressure in the eye, which may require further treatment or removal of the implant.
- Cataracts: The implant may increase the risk of developing cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s natural lens.
- Glaucoma: In rare cases, the implant may increase the risk of developing glaucoma, a condition that can cause vision loss.
- Dislocation or rotation of the lens: In rare cases, the implant may shift or rotate, requiring further treatment or removal of the implant.
- Allergic reactions: Some patients may have an allergic reaction to the implant material, which may cause inflammation or other complications.
- Corneal endothelial cell loss: In rare cases, the implant may cause a loss of corneal endothelial cells, which can lead to corneal swelling or other complications.
- Contraindications: The procedure may not be suitable for patients with certain medical conditions, such as chronic dry eye, autoimmune diseases, or severe allergies.
It’s important to discuss the risks and benefits of the Visian EVO ICL procedure with a qualified ophthalmologist or refractive surgeon before deciding on the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
Cost of EVO Visian ICL?
The cost of Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery can vary depending on several factors, including the surgeon’s experience, the location of the clinic, and the complexity of the procedure. In general, the cost of the procedure is higher than that of LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures.
In the United States, the average cost of Visian EVO ICL surgery ranges from $4,000 to $7000 per eye. However, the actual cost may be higher or lower depending on the factors mentioned above. It’s important to note that this cost may not include additional fees such as pre-operative testing, follow-up appointments, and medications.
Insurance usually does not cover the cost of Visian EVO ICL surgery as it is considered an elective procedure. However, some financing options may be available to help make the cost more manageable. It’s important to discuss the cost and financing options with the clinic or surgeon before scheduling the procedure.
Evo icl and cataract surgery
Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) and cataract surgery are both procedures that can improve vision, but they are typically performed for different reasons and may not be done together.
EVO ICL surgery is a refractive surgery that is used to correct moderate to high levels of nearsightedness or myopia, and is often performed on patients who are not candidates for LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures. The procedure involves implanting a small, foldable lens into the eye to correct vision.
Cataract surgery, on the other hand, is performed to remove the natural lens of the eye when it becomes clouded or opaque, a condition known as a cataract. During the surgery, the natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens implant (intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision.
In some cases, patients who have had EVO ICL surgery may develop cataracts later in life and require cataract surgery. In these cases, the EVO ICL may need to be removed before the cataract surgery is performed.
It’s important to discuss any previous eye surgeries or conditions with your eye doctor or surgeon to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
Evo Visian ICL in keratoconus eye
Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery is typically not recommended for patients with keratoconus, a condition that causes the cornea to become thin and bulge into a cone shape. This may cause very high nearsightedness and astigmatism chicken wing corrected by EVO ICL. viri is beer reviewed journal reports document the benefits in such cases . A word of caution is that ICL may not be able to fully correct the vision in cases of irregular astigmatism in eyes with keratoconus.
In patients with keratoconus other procedures may be combined such as corneal cross-linking which are designed to strengthen the cornea and Intacs which improve the shape..
It’s important to have a comprehensive eye exam and consultation with a qualified ophthalmologist or refractive surgeon to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs if you have keratoconus or any other eye conditions.
Dry eyes in Evo icl ?
Dry eye is a potential side effect of any type of eye surgery, including Visian EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery. The ICL implantation procedure involves making a small incision in the cornea and inserting the lens, which can cause temporary or permanent damage to the corneal nerves. This can lead to reduced tear production and dry eyes in some patients.
However, the risk of dry eyes after EVO ICL surgery is generally lower than after LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures, because the ICL does not remove any tissue from the cornea. The procedure is also less likely to cause dry eyes in patients who do not already have dry eye symptoms prior to surgery.
To minimize the risk of dry eyes after EVO ICL surgery, it’s important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, including the use of prescribed eye drops and avoiding certain activities for a period of time after the procedure. You should also report any symptoms of dry eyes to your surgeon so that they can be treated promptly.
If you have a history of dry eyes, your surgeon may perform additional testing to evaluate your tear production and recommend appropriate treatments before proceeding with EVO ICL surgery.
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Summary: EVO Visian ICL or Implantable Collamer Lens
- Delivers sharp, clear vision even if you suffer from high myopia and astigmatism.
- Your night vision will be very nice.
- No more contact lenses or being blind without them.
- A short 10 minute surgery with quick recovery.
- Can see pretty quickly.
- It can be done if you are not a candidate for lasik eye surgery
- Does not induce dry eyes.
- Composed of collamer, a soft material used for last 3 decades as similar to natural occurring components of eye.
- Very importantly, it Gives UV protection
- Reversible if needed.
Why, choose Khanna vision Institute far you are Visian EVO ICL, implantation and management?
Dr. Rajesh Khanna is one of the most experienced ICL surgeons in Southern California
outcomes delivered have made patients very happy
One upfront price, which includes exams, preoperative measurements, surgical suite cost, implant, cost surgery, fees, follow ups for a year and enhancement warranty
two locations Beverly Hills and Westlake Village for the surgery and six locations for follow up so we will always be near you