Phakic intraocular lenses are an alternative to correct refractive errors.
In such cases, a special additional lens is implanted into the eye.
The Staar Surgical Visian ICL is similar to a contact lens, is made of a collamer material and has the unique feature to correct a refractive error, while providing UV protection. The method is fully reversible. The Visian ICL is implanted through a small 3mm incision at the edge of the cornea under local anaesthesia. The procedure is painless, minimally invasive, and has an incredibly short recovery period.
This method is an alternative in patients with low to high nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.