ICL VS. LASIK - A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON
J Refract Surg. 2007 Jun;23(6):537-53.
Matched population comparison of the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens and standard LASIK for myopia of -3.00 to -7.88 diopters.
The ICL performed better than LASIK in almost all measures of safety, efficacy, predictability, and stability in this matched population comparison, supporting the ICL as an effective alternative to existing refractive laser surgical treatments for the range of myopia studied.
J Refract Surg. 2007 Nov;23(9):853-67.
Randomized prospective comparison of visian toric implantable collamer lens and conventional photorefractive keratectomy for moderate to high myopic astigmatism.
The TICL performed better than PRK in all measures of safety (BSCVA), efficacy (UCVA), predictability, and stability in this comparison, supporting the TICL as a viable alternative to existing refractive surgical treatments.
Cornea. 2006 Dec;25(10):1139-46.
Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for low myopia.
The ICL was safer and more effective than LASIK and seems to be a viable alternative to corneal refractive excimer surgery in the treatment of low myopia.
Cornea. 2003 May;22(4):324-31.
Comparison of implantable contact lens and laser assisted in situ keratomileusis for moderate to high myopia.
The ICL was safer and more effective than LASIK and appears to be a viable alternative to corneal refractive excimer surgery in the treatment of moderate to high myopia.
Cornea. 2012 Apr;31(4):454-61. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e31823f0b29.
Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing excimer laser and phakic intraocular lenses for myopia between 6.0 and 20.0 diopters.
The results of this systematic review show that pIOLs are safer within 1 year of follow-up compared with excimer laser surgical correction for myopia between 6 and 20 D. There is weaker evidence for superior visual quality in pIOL recipients.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jun 17;6:CD007679. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007679.pub4.
Excimer laser refractive surgery versus phakic intraocular lenses for the correction of moderate to high myopia.
The results of this review suggest that, at one year post surgery, phakic IOLs are safer than excimer laser surgical correction for moderate to high myopia in the range of -6.0 to -20.0 D and phakic IOLs are preferred by patients.
Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2014 Apr;77(2):103-9.
Implantable collamer lens and femtosecond laser for myopia: comparison using an adaptive optics visual simulator.
ICL implantation and F-LASIK provide good optical and visual quality, although the former provides better outcomes of MTF, PSF, visual acuity, and contrast sensitivity.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul;148(1):164-70.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2009.02.001. Epub 2009 Apr 17.
Visual performance after implantable collamer lens implantation and wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis for high myopia.
ICL implantation induces significantly fewer ocular HOAs than WFG-LASIK. Moreover, CS was improved significantly after ICL implantation, but deteriorated after WFG-LASIK in eyes with high myopia. Thus, in the correction of high myopia, ICL implantation seems to be superior in visual performance to WFG-LASIK, suggesting that it may be a better surgical option for the treatment of such eyes.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008 Oct;34(10):1687-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2008.06.030.
Comparison of Collamer toric implantable [corrected] contact lens implantation and wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis for high myopic astigmatism.
Toric ICL implantation was better than wavefront-guided LASIK in eyes with high myopic astigmatism in almost all measures of safety, efficacy, predictability, and stability, suggesting that toric ICL implantation may become a viable surgical option to treat high myopic astigmatism.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jun;153(6):1178-86.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2011.12.005. Epub 2012 Feb 23.
Visual performance after posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens implantation and wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis for low to moderate myopia.
ICL implantation induces significantly fewer ocular HOAs than wavefront-guided LASIK. Moreover, CS was significantly improved after ICL implantation but unchanged after wavefront-guided LASIK in eyes with low to moderate myopia. Thus, even in the correction of low to moderate myopia, ICL implantation appears to be superior in visual performance to wavefront-guided LASIK, suggesting that it may be a viable surgical option for the treatment of such eyes.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Dec;40(12):2019-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.03.028. Epub 2014 Oct 22.
Long-term quality of life after posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens implantation and after wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis for myopia.
Phakic IOL implantation (ICL) may offer significant vision-related quality-of-life advantages (eg, fewer activity limitations and symptoms and better appearance and satisfaction with correction) over wavefront-guided LASIK for myopia in the long term. Moreover, refractive surgery may provide a better quality of life in younger patients.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Jun;39(6):915-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.01.036.
Clinical outcomes after implantation of a posterior chamber collagen copolymer phakic intraocular lens with a central hole for myopic correction.
The study enrolled 138 eyes (70 patients). The mean spherical equivalent decreased from -8.73 diopters (D) ± 2.54 (SD) preoperatively to -0.03 ± 0.19 D 6 months postoperatively; 98.5% of eyes were within ±0.50 D and 100% of eyes were within ±1.00 D. Implantation of the pIOL was effective, predictable, safe, and stable for the correction of moderate to high myopic errors. This design, which avoids iridotomy or iridectomy, provided good IOP outcomes.