If it’s determined that EVO ICL is the best option for you, here’s what you can expect before, during, and after your procedure:
One to Two Weeks Before
You’ll undergo a YAG laser iridotomy, during which your eye surgeon will use a YAG laser to make one or two small openings near the edge of the iris so the fluid can circulate the lens. You’ll receive anesthetic eyedrops to make the procedure comfortable. You’ll also use prescription eyedrops in the weeks before the EVO Visian ICL procedure.
EVO Visian ICL Procedure
Before surgery, you’ll be given topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort but may still experience pressure. You may be issued a sedative as well.
When you’re comfortable, your eye surgeon will create one or two small openings at the base of your cornea that will be used to position the lens. Then, a gel-like substance will be placed inside the eye to protect it during the lens placement.
After a small opening is made, the lens will be inserted. The lens will be folded up in a cartridge, and the cartridge will be placed through the incision. When the lens is inserted, it will gently unfold in the eye. After unfolding, the corners will be placed behind the iris, making the lens less visible.
You’ll receive eyedrops to use for several days after the procedure to reduce the risk of infection and inflammation. You should arrange for transportation to get home because you won’t be able to drive immediately after the procedure. You’ll schedule a follow-up visit 24 hours after surgery for the surgeon to monitor the eye’s internal pressure and your progress.