If you’ve been told LASIK surgery isn’t a suitable option for correcting your eyesight, you could be an ideal candidate for Visian ICL (implantable collamer lens). Complementing a wide range of Sacramento eye care options, Stephen Wilmarth, M.D., was the first physician in the Northern California approved to implant Visian ICL.
After answering your questions about Visian ICL and discussing whether or not you’re a candidate for the procedure, Dr. Wilmarth can explain the next steps in the process. The actual implantation of the lens proceeds as follows:
- A local anesthetic will be applied the day of the surgery to diminish feelings of discomfort in the area around the eyes
- Dr. Wilmarth will make tiny incisions within the base of the cornea
- A solution will protect the eye while Dr. Wilmarth implants the Visian ICL in an area known as the eye’s posterior chamber, a region behind the iris (the colored portion of the eye) and in front of the optical lens
- The corrective lens will unfold within the eye, and Dr. Wilmarth will attach the edges of the ICL to the iris
- During implantation of the Visian ICL patients experience slight pressure. There is no pain and most are surprised at how little time it takes
To complete the procedure, Dr. Wilmarth will administer special eye drops to keep your eye moist and prevent infection or swelling. He will recommend that you continue using these drops for several days after getting the Visian ICL, along with other recovery instructions customized to fit your unique eye care and correction needs.
To learn more about how Visian ICL could benefit your eyesight, please contact Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center or call 916-850-3060 today to schedule a consultation. Stephen Wilmarth, M.D., is proud to offer eye care to patients in or around Sacramento, California.