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What is the EVO ICL?
The EVO ICL is a type of implantable contact lens that is surgically placed in the eye to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. It is made of a biocompatible material called Collamer, which is engineered to be well-tolerated by the eye.
How is the EVO ICL implanted?
The EVO ICL is implanted through a small incision in the eye. It is placed behind the iris and in front of the natural crystalline lens. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia and takes about 15 minutes per eye.
Who is a candidate for the EVO ICL?
The EVO ICL is intended for patients with myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism who are not good candidates for LASIK or other types of refractive surgery. It is also suitable for patients who have thin corneas or dry eyes.
What are the benefits of the EVO ICL?
The EVO ICL offers several benefits over other types of refractive surgery. It is reversible, which means that it can be removed if necessary. It also provides excellent visual quality, UV protection, less risk of post-operative dry eye, and patients typically experience little to no glare or halos at night.
What is the recovery time for the EVO ICL?
You will likely be able to resume work and other normal activities within a few days after the procedure. However, you should take care to avoid strenuous activities and swimming for at least a week after your session.
What are the risks associated with the EVO ICL?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with the EVO Visian ICL. These include infection, inflammation, and bleeding. There is also a small risk of developing cataracts or other complications later in life.
How long does the EVO ICL last?
The EVO ICL is designed to be a permanent implant. However, it can be removed or replaced if necessary.
Is the EVO ICL painful?
Most patients experience little to no pain during the EVO ICL implant procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the eye, and patients may feel mild pressure or discomfort during the surgery. After the procedure, patients may experience minor discomfort or sensitivity to light, but this usually resolves within a few days.
Will I be able to feel the EVO ICL lens?
Patients should not feel the lens, as it does not adhere to any structures within the eye and does not move once it is in place.
How soon after the EVO ICL procedure will I notice an improvement in my vision?
Most patients notice an improvement in their vision immediately after the EVO Visian ICL procedure. However, it may take a few days or weeks for the full effect to manifest.
Can the EVO ICL be used to correct farsightedness?
No, the EVO ICL is not currently approved for the correction of farsightedness. However, there are other types of implantable lenses that can be used for this purpose.
Can I still wear contact lenses after the EVO ICL procedure?
No, it is not recommended to wear contact lenses after the EVO ICL procedure. However, some patients may be able to wear soft contact lenses after a certain period of time has passed, and their eyes have fully healed.