New Jersey (NJ) Verisyse and Visian Surgeon – Dr. Cary Silverman
Dr. Cary Silverman is a skilled LASIK New Jersey surgeon who offers a range of procedures in addition to LASIK. In cases where patients may not qualify for LASIK, a Phakic IOL may be the answer. In the paragraphs below he describes the Phakic IOLs, including the Verisyse and Visian lenses.
Phakic IntraOcular Lenses
Phakic IntraOcular Lenses are an alternative to Laser Eye Surgery, and are similar to the IntraOcular Lenses (IOLs) in Cataract Surgery, but do not permanently alter the structure of the eye. No corneal tissue is removed as in LASIK and other laser eye surgery procedures. A Phakic IOL resembles a traditional contact lens and is surgically placed between the cornea and the iris (or behind the iris). Unlike the IntraOcular Lenses used in Cataract Surgery, Phakic IOLs do not replace the eye’s natural lens, but work with it to correct such common vision errors as myopia (nearsightedness). Though Phakic IOLs are intended to be permanent implants, they can be removed if complications arise or if the patient’s vision changes.
An Acrylic Lens Implant made from biocompatible polymethylmethacrylate, the Verisyse® Phakic IOL used at our offices near Chatham is placed behind the cornea through a small incision. The incision is closed with fine sutures that dissolve over time.
A local anesthetic is used to numb the eye before the surgery, which lasts about 15-30 minutes; ensuring the procedure is virtually painless. Patients often notice improved vision the day after surgery.
Frank Gallina was a -14.0 myope who underwent ICL surgery years ago. He discusses his results here.
The insertion of the Visian ICL™ Implantable Collamer® Lens is also made through a small incision in the surface of the cornea. The Visian ICL™, however, can be folded, requiring a smaller incision than other implantable lenses. Once inserted, the lens unfolds to its full size. No sutures are required in the procedure.
The Visian ICL™, used at our offices near West Orange, is made from a proprietary, organic lens material called Collamer®, which affords the lens a greater biocompatibility than other lens types.
Not a candidate for LASIK, Lisa Velasquez discusses her experience with the implantation of the Staar ICL.
Dr. Silverman and the team at EyeCare20/20 strive to combine a personal touch with some of the most advanced eye-care technologies and treatments available today. Conveniently located in East Hanover, NJ, for over 25 years we’ve helped hundreds of people improve their eyesight.
Visit our Phakic Lenses Testimonials for real reviews from our satisfied patients.
For more information or questions about Phakic Lenses schedule a free consultation. Call us today at (973) 560-1500 or fill out the quick contact form on the left. We will get back to you as soon as possible because helping patients is our #1 priority.