The phakic IOL or Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) is the newest and safest technology on the market to correct mild, moderate and high amounts of nearsightedness. The ICL is for people who are not good candidates for PRK or LASIK.
One to two weeks prior to insertion of the lens, Dr. Temas will use a YAG laser to make one or two small openings near the outer edge of the iris. These openings serve as outlets that will allow the fluid in your eye to circulate around the ICL.
The insertion of the lens is done in less than ten minutes in an outpatient surgical facility. Eye drops are given to numb the eye. You may or may not be given a mild sedative. A small incision is made in the cornea for the lens to be inserted. The lens is placed either behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), or on top of the iris, depending on your prescription, and is centered on the pupil. Special marks on the lens ensure proper positioning.That's it!
Temas Eye Center offers the FDA-approved Visian lens. Temas Eye Center is the first practice in Winston-Salem certified to perform the ICL procedure. We expect ICL's will eventually replace PRK and LASIK for nearsightedness between -3.00 and -20.00 diopter. Call us for more information about this revolutionary procedure and to schedule a FREE screening
I couldn't have asked for better treatment or outcome. The staff at both your office and the surgical center are superior by every measure. They are professional, knowledgeable and respectful of all patients. It was almost a fun experience! Although the cataracts in both eyes had impaired my vision, the thought of eye surgery was scary. But - my fears were all for "naught" - it was such a quick, PAINLESS procedure, I wondered why I had waited so long!
- Carol V.