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CHAO VISION INSTITUTE
Main Office: 2500 Alton Parkway Ste 102, Irvine, CA 92606
North County Office: 1955 Sunny Crest Dr. Ste 120, Fullerton, CA 92835
Specializing in Cataract, LASIK, and Corneal Refractive Conditions & Treatment
Beyond LASIK - ICLs at Chao Vision Institute
Lawrence C. Chao M.D.
Fellowship-trained eye physician and surgeon
Implantable contact lens subspecialist
Dr. Chao offers extensive subspecialty experience as well as unparallel personalized care to those considering ICLs.
Implantable contact lenses, or phakic lenses, are a new generation of implantable contact lenses created to work with your natural clear lens. Two lenses have been approved by the FDA for phakic lens implantation, the Visian ICL (Staar Surgical) and the Verisyse Phakic IOL (AMO).
Both lenses are removable should it become necessary such as when a person's vision changes dramatically or when cataract surgery is performed. Implanting a phakic lens is an outpatient procedure, requiring the use of topical anesthetic eye drops and a micro-incision no stitch surgical technique. Phakic lens implant is a safe and effective lens-based refractive vision corrective option for those in whom LASIK or PRK is not recommended.
The Visian ICL™ Implantable Collamer Lens is an ultra thin implantable contact lens which is placed behind the colored iris and infront of the natural lens. This lens provides exceptional quality of vision in patients without signs of cataract formation. Excellent for a wide range of vision correction needs:
The Visian ICL does not correct for presbyopia (the need for reading glasses due to age).
Verisyse™ Phakic IOL
The Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is the other FDA approved phakic lens used to treat moderate to severe myopia. It does not correct for presbyopia. The Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is implanted behind your cornea and infront of your iris. The Verisyse Phakic IOL is made from a material known as polymethyl metacrylate (PMMA), also a biocompatible material that can remain in the eye for decades without changing its properties or losing stability."Life was always a matter of the right moment to act."
Chao Vision Institute specializes in cataract, LASIK, and corneal refractive vision conditions and treatments.
See Dr. Lawrence Chao for a consult or second opinion if you are considering eye surgery, including Crystalens ™, Visian ICL™, and LASIK surgery in Irvine, Orange County, or the Los Angeles , Riverside, and San Diego areas.
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