The Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is a development to the Visian ICL to treat moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness) as well as steep astigmatism.
What Is the Difference Between Visian ICL and Visian Toric ICL Procedures?
The only difference between Visian ICL and Visian Toric ICL surgery is the type of lens placed in the eye to treat the patients’ specific conditions and vision needs. Otherwise, the procedures are the same. Both lenses are made from collamer, a collagen copolymer.
With the introduction of the Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens, those who struggle with a combination of both moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness) and a steep astigmatism (related to corneal curvature) and were not candidates for LASIK or ICL finally have an option for enhancing their vision. Visian Toric ICL was developed specifically for those patients in mind to treat both conditions.
You’re likely a good candidate for Visian Toric ICL if you have a steep astigmatism and:
- You have moderate to extreme nearsightedness
- You have thin corneas and are not a LASIK candidate
- You have large pupils
- You have a history of dry eye
- It can also help patients with a common degenerative eye disease, called keratoconus