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THE VISIAN IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENS
by Dr. Scott L. Jaben
SURGICAL PROCEDURE
One to two weeks prior to surgery, Dr. Jaben will use a laser to make two small openings in the iris of each eye to allow fluid to pass between the lens and the front chamber of the eye. The actual Visian ICL procedure typically takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. (Please note that someone will have to drive you to and from surgery.) Normally, very little discomfort is associated with this procedure. A light topical or local anesthetic is administered and a mild sedative may be given. Eye drops or oral medication may be prescribed. You will come back on the same day of surgery 3 to 4 hours afterwards for the first check and then the next day for a follow-up visit.
Prior to the implantation of the Visian ICL, you will receive topical anesthetic drops. Your surgeon may also administer a sedative.
First, a microscopic incision will be made where the white of your eye meets the colored part.
Second, a gel-like substance will be injected into your eye and the Visian ICL will be inserted in front of your iris.
Finally, the Visian ICL is carefully placed behind the iris and the gel is removed from your eye.
Because the incision made is microscopic, it will heal naturally in a very short period of time without needing any sutures.
Implanting the Visian ICL is an outpatient procedure and takes about 15 minutes; 20 to 30 minutes after the procedure, you will be able to leave the surgery center.

copyright Scott L. Jaben, M.D.