The ICL, or implantable contact lens, is an innovative way to correct refractive errors without using a laser. The Visian® ICL is inserted into the eye just behind the iris, where it bends all incoming light much in the same way as a standard hard or soft contact lens.
Visual results with the ICL are comparable to those of LASIK and PRK, but the ICL does offer something more – reversibility. LASIK and PRK create permanent changes in the anatomy of the eye, whereas the ICL does not. If complications ever arise with an ICL (which are extremely rare), the ICL can be removed.
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