The Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Improved Stephanie's Life!


The Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Improved Stephanie's Life!

NARRATOR: Meet Stephanie, whose eyesight was so bad she literally could not function without glasses.

STEPHANIE: My vision was so bad. In the 20/20 system once you get to a certain point they say "20/count fingers" that means you cannot see further than a certain amount of fingers away. I could see about 2 inches from my face before everything got extremely blurry.

NARRATOR: At 23 years old, Stephanie has suffered from poor vision since the age of five. In fact, her lack of vision literally crippled her ability to enjoy life. Stephanie's first visit to Dr. Feldman proved disappointing because at that time the implantable lenses she needed were still not yet approved by the FDA. She also needed to wait until her eyes stopped changing as she was too young for the procedure.

In 2004, the FDA approved implantable lenses and four years later Stephanie's eyes had matured enough for her to go ahead with the procedure.

The success of the surgery has literally changed Stephanie's life!

DR. SANDY T. FELDMAN: She now has 20/15 vision in each eye. To see Stephanie is to see a different person after the procedure. This is a girl that now feels much more comfortable, apparently because she can see. Vision has impacted her life in such a wonderful way.

STEPHANIE: I would say that having the surgery is probably the best thing I have ever done for myself!