The ICL (Implantable Collamer® Lens) is one of the latest technological advancements in vision correction technology.
The Visian ICL is made from Collamer, a 100% biocompatible material created and used exclusively by STAAR Surgical.
This technology is able to treat a large range of refractive error varying by region; it is FDA approved to correct myopia in adults ranging from -3.0D to -15.0D with less than or equal to 2.5D of astigmatism at the spectacle plane and can reduce myopia in adults ranging from greater than -15.0D to -20.0D with less than or equal to 2.5D of astigmatism at the spectacle plane.
Prior to being an approved medical device, the Visian ICL was subject to extensive research and development. Today, more than 500,000 lenses have been implanted worldwide and is the fastest growing refractive technology in the world today. In fact, every 6 minutes, a Visian ICL is implanted somewhere in the world.
The Visian ICL is made of Collamer®, a highly biocompatible advanced lens material which contains a small amount of purified collagen. Collamer does not cause a reaction inside the eye and it contains an ultraviolet blocker that provides protection to the eye. Collamer is a material proprietary to STAAR Surgical Company.