Implantable “Permanent” Contact Lenses (Visian ICL) for High Myopia: UP TO -20 DIOPTERS!
To this day, a small percentage of people who are very nearsighted (myopic) do not qualify for laser vision correction (e.g., LASIK) either because they have a very high prescription (>12-13D) and / or they have a very thin cornea which makes LASIK quite risky (they may develop irregular astigmatism (ectasia) afterwards).
Needless to say, in the past, people in this situation had no choice but to wear their very thick “coke-bottle” glasses or abuse their (usually) hard contact lenses. Today, there is a great option for people with this predicament as there are implantable contact lenses that can be placed inside the eye!
The Visian ICL is a tiny clear lens that can be placed in the eye in a matter of a few minutes with no sedation, and without the need for any sutures. This technology has been approved by the FDA since 1995, and since then, thousands of people with very high myopia have enjoyed clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses whatsoever.
The Visian ICL implantable contact lens
The Visian ICL implantable contact sits over the natural lens
For more information about ICL technology, please refer to the Visian company website on the link below:
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Dr. Soroudi possesses all the necessary diagnostic equipment to determine if you are a good candidate for either of these procedures which he performs in house, using no sedation, no injections / blocks, and with no sutures or patches. Dr. Soroudi will discuss all your options with you in detail during an initial consultation during your visit. Contact our Los Angeles or Encino office to learn more.
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