Correct Astigmatism and Nearsightedness Simultaneously: Visian Toric ICL

 Visian Toric ICL

Woodhams Eye Clinic is the first in Georgia to provide a new solution for patients with moderate to high levels of nearsightedness and astigmatism in one simple lens-based procedure following FDA approval of STAAR Surgical’s Visian Toric ICL.

The Visian Toric ICL is an additive technology where a lens is placed behind the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens to correct vision. This method works with the eye to restore clear and sharp vision,[i],[ii],[iii] while providing UV protection and excellent night vision[iv]. The Visian Toric ICL eliminates multiple procedures by correcting astigmatism and myopia simultaneously[v]. In less than 30 minutes the Visian Toric ICL lets experienced eye doctors, like Drs Woodhams and McCurry, treat more patients with astigmatism and nearsightedness while preserving the corneal structure of the eye.

“FDA’s newly approved Visian Toric ICL from STAAR Surgical provides an exciting treatment option for myopic patients with astigmatism in search of freedom from the hassles of glasses and contacts.  We are pleased to partner with Woodhams Eye Clinic, who is the first practice in Georgia to offer this technology to their patients,” said Jim Francese, Sr. Vice President Commercial Operations of STAAR Surgical.

FDA approval was based on results from the Visian Toric ICL clinical study which reported 98.4% of patients would have the Visian Toric ICL surgery again[vi].

“Helping patients with astigmatism and nearsightedness get out of their glasses and contact lenses is a goal here at Woodhams Eye Clinic.  Now with the Visian Toric ICL we have a simple option available for those that might not have been good LASIK candidates in the past, says Dr. Trevor Woodhams, Founder of Woodhams Eye Clinic.


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4 Parkhurst, G. A prospective comparison of phakic collamer lenses and wavefront optimized laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis for correction of myopia. Clinical Ophthalmology 2016, 10:1209-1215

5 Alfonso, J. et al. Comparison of visual and refractive results of Toric Implantable Collamer Lens with bioptics for myopic astigmatism. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2013) 251:967–975

6 STAAR Surgical Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens PMA Supplement P030016 Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel, March 14, 2014 

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