The FDA has approved a permanent implantable lens. What is it and is it right for you? According to the FDA, the EVO/EVO+ Visian Implantable Collamer and EVO/EVO+ Visian TORIC Implantable Collamer Lenses are artificial lenses permanently implanted inside the eye. The lens is intended to correct nearsightedness (myopia) and to correct blurred vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea (astigmatism).
Who is not a candidate for the implantable lens:
The EVO/EVO+ Visian Implantable Collamer and EVO/EVO+ Visian TORIC Implantable Collamer Lenses should not be used in patients who:
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Are less than 21 years old
- Have moderate to severe glaucoma
- Have eyes that aren’t the right shape for the lens due to a shallow space behind the cornea and in front of the iris of the eye (anterior chamber).
- Have an anterior chamber angle, which is the place where the iris and the cornea touch, that is too small (less than Grade III using gonioscopy).
Do not have a minimal acceptable density of the thin, single layer of cells (endothelial cells) on the innermost surface of the cornea.
The EVO/EVO+ Visian Implantable Collamer Lens is indicated for use in patients 21 to 45 years of age who are nearsighted. The EVO/EVO+ Visian TORIC Implantable Collamer Lens is used in patients 21 to 45 years of age who already have astigmatism and are also nearsighted.
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