Author Archives: Francis W. Price, MD

I have keratoconus, and I am having trouble wearing my contact lenses, but my glasses are really, thick and they distort my vision. Can a Visian ICL work for me?

Yes!  The Visian ICL can often help those who are very nearsighted as a result of keratoconus. For young people with keratoconus, we often recommend corneal crosslinking to make sure the cornea becomes stable and the keratoconus does not progress. In many cases we place small reinforcing rings in the cornea called either intracorneal ring segments or Intacs. The plastic ring segments help stabilize…

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Why would someone use an ultrasound or UBM prior to Visian ICL surgery?

The UBM is an ultrasound that allows the doctor to see inside the eye, behind the iris (the colored part of the eye). Just like an ultrasound allows doctors to see inside our bodies for things like evaluating a pregnant woman to make sure a baby is OK, these ultrasounds allow us to look into an eye and make sure there are no abnormalities…

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I have astigmatism, can I still have a Visian ICL?

This post has been updated on 9/24/18 to include the FDA approval of the Visian Toric ICL. Yes you can still have a Visian ICL if you have astigmatism. STARR Surgical has announced the FDA approval for the Visian Toric ICL to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. In addition to implanting a Visian Toric ICL, there are other options to…

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Visian ICL’s: When and Why

We have all heard of LASIK. LASIK has almost become routine as it provides rapid visual recovery, is safer than wearing contact lenses, and actually is much less expensive than contact lenses. So why would someone want a lens like the Visian ICL implanted inside the eye, instead? Here are 5 reasons: 1) In some cases a person has corneas…

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Why soft contact lenses do not usually provide satisfactory astigmatism correction.

Soft contact lenses have an inherent problem with trying to correct astigmatism. The problem is that with each blink, contact lenses not only move up and down, they also rotate either clockwise or counter clockwise. The rotation does not matter if the correction is only spherical (meaning nearsighted or far sighted corrections). However with astigmatism, the curvature of the corneal…

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Q: What type of visual quality does someone get with the Visian ICL?

A: The Visian ICL, like all lens implants for nearsightedness, gives excellent visual results. Some doctors have even referred to the outstanding visual results with the Visian ICL as High Definition Vision – because it is so clear and predictably good. One of the advantages of the Visian ICL for those who are very nearsighted is that images will appear…

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Q: I wanted to have Lasik but was told I need Visian ICL’s instead. Can you help?

A: Lasik is a great surgery; I have been doing it for over 20 years. Lasik is very effective for treating astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. However, in some cases, Lasik may not be the best treatment or even advisable for some people. The Visian ICL by Staar Surgical is an excellent option for those who are nearsighted and cannot have Lasik.…

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