Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) 2021-01-06T11:13:30-05:00

Ditch glasses and contacts with implantable collamer lenses in Harrisburg

Learn about this great vision correction alternative if you are unsuitable for laser eye surgery
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A great alternative if you’re unsuitable for laser eye surgery

DISCOVER HOW IMPLANTABLE COLLAMER LENSES FREE YOU FROM GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES

For adults aged 21-45 years of age with a stable prescription for one year, we offer our patients Visian implantable contact lenses.

We will assess your eyes thoroughly at your consultation to ensure that you’re suitable.

Implantable collamer lenses sit between the natural lens of the eye and the iris. They work in a similar way to traditional contact lenses by focusing light through the lens and onto the retina correcting the vision.
Advantages

ICLs are a great treatment if you are unsuitable for laser eye surgery or if you have a high degree of refractive error.

Recovery after ICL surgery is much quicker than laser eye surgery, and it is also reversible.

ICLs are also a safer alternative to refractive lens exchange.

Patients who have a higher degree of myopia are at an increased risk of complications.

Rare complications include:

  • Rotation of a toric lens
  • Pupillary block
  • Retinal detachment
  • Elevated IOP

We will discuss these risks with you in detail at your consultation.

Laser eye surgery is a great alternative to ICLs if you’re suitable.

Step 1: We anaesthetise the eye using a topical anaesthetic drop. We typically perform the surgery on both eyes on the same day.

Step 2: We dilate the pupil and make a small incision in the cornea.

Step 3: We place the ICL between the normal lens and the iris.

Step 4: Patients are seen immediately after surgery to ensure the lens is sitting correctly.

Step 5: We will prescribe patients antibiotic eye drops for one week, and topical steroid eye drops for approximately 2 to 4 weeks.

In the US FDA 3-year follow up study which evaluated the success of ICLs, 98.4% of patients reported 20/20 vision.

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The first step is to find out if LASIK is right for you. That’s why we offer a free first appointment. Give us a call on (717) 657-2020 or use our easy online calendar to book a free appointment.

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Visit our laser eye surgery center in Harrisburg for a free assessment. We’ll give you a comprehensive eye examination and discuss your lifestyle needs. You’ll leave with a clear answer about the best treatment option for your eyes.

Be free!

In no time at all, you’ll be free to enjoy the world with brand new eyes – without the hassle of glasses and contact lenses. Our patients tell us that every day is better and they can’t wait what’s next.

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Excellent care and personal attention are provided at Memorial Eye. Hats off to Dr. E. Chotiner, nurses and staff for making my experience there so great!

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Service is very complete and professional. Dr. Erik Chotiner was very friendly and able to answer all of my questions. I am very pleased with service and will recommend.

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Wonderful practice with kind and supportive employees. The doctors are top notch and excellent!

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Very happy with all the staff, from check in, check out and nursing in pre op. Amazing. Very clean facility. Dr. Chotiner is so efficient and fast. Would recommend him to everyone.

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I am so happy at how good I can see now. Everyone was very professional and efficient. I feel my Dr is one of the best. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Every one there was just great. Thank you so much.

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Surgery was quick and easy. Staff was very pleasant. Would recommend Dr. Chotiner very highly.

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I would recommend Memorial Eye Institute and Dr. Erik Chotiner for their expertise. They are all very professional and caring for their patients. It was an excellent experience.

Joyce K.

I was very pleased with the efficiency and professionalism of the staff. You have a well oiled team. Everyone is very thorough. Thanks Dr. Rick and staff.

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Academic resources on implantable collamer lenses (ICL)

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Investigators assess the long-term correction of moderate to high myopia using a posterior chamber phakic IOL with a central port design. Click here to read on.

Implantable collamer lenses are a type of posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (pIOL). pIOL are usually used for high degrees of refractive error or when corneal refractive surgery is contraindicated. Click here to read on.

Phakic intraocular lens (phakic IOL or pIOL) implants are an alternative to LASIK and PRK eye surgery for correcting moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness). In some cases, phakic IOLs produce better and more predictable vision outcomes than laser refractive surgery. Click here to read on.

This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. Click here to read on.

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MEDICAL DIRECTOR, LASIK SURGERY, CATARACT SURGERY, GENERAL AND PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGIST

Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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Dr. Erik A Chotiner
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