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The EVO Viva Procedure

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EVO Viva Procedure:
What to Expect

With EVO Viva, you can expect a quick 20–30 minute outpatient procedure with a low-maintenance recovery—and clearer vision almost immediately.

Pre-Op Exam

Before you schedule your EVO Viva procedure date your doctor will perform a series of standard tests to measure your eyes’ unique characteristics for the procedure.

Eye Drops Administered

When you arrive for your procedure your doctor will administer eye drops to dilate your pupils as well as numb your eyes.

Small Opening

Your doctor will create a small opening at the edge of your cornea to insert the EVO Viva. The procedure is painless because of the numbing medication.

Lens Insertion and Positioning

The EVO Viva then can be folded and inserted through the small opening your doctor has made. Once the lens is inserted the doctor will make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper positioning in the eye.

Recovering and Returning Home

After the procedure, many people have improved vision immediately. Your doctor will prescribe more eye drops to help your eye recover and prevent infection, and you’ll need someone to drive you home. Your doctor will tell you when your vision allows driving.

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What Are the Risks?

Like all medical procedures, it’s important to know the potential risks and complications. Talk with your doctor to learn more about the risks involved with EVO Viva and any refractive procedure.

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Important Safety Information for EVO Viva ICL

Before considering EVO Viva ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about the EVO Viva ICL procedure, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery.

The EVO Viva ICL is designed for the correction/reduction of up to -20 diopters (D) of nearsightedness with or without presbyopia for patients who are 21 to 60 years of age; for the correction/reduction of up to +10 diopters (D) of farsightedness with or without presbyopia for patients who are 21 to 45 years of age; and for patients 21 years of age or older who have been treated with an intraocular lens. Implantation of the EVO Viva ICL is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks.

The following represent potential complications/adverse events: additional surgeries, cataract formation, transient or persistent loss of best-corrected vision, raised pressure inside the eye, loss of cells on the innermost surface of the cornea, conjunctival irritation, corneal swelling, conjunctival irritation, endophthalmitis (total eye infection), significant glare and/or halos around lights, hyphema (blood in the eye), hypopyon (pus in the eye), eye infection, EVO Viva ICL dislocation, macular edema, non-reactive pupil, pupillary block glaucoma, severe inflammation of the eye, iritis, uveitis, vitreous loss, and corneal transplant.

Common Questions

No. EVO Viva is positioned behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), where it is not visible to both you and others. Only your eye care practitioner will be able to tell that vision correction has taken place.

EVO Viva is not typically noticeable after it is implanted. It does not attach to any structures within the eye and does not move around once in place.

EVO Viva is intended to remain in place without maintenance. The lens can be removed by your eye care professional, if needed, in the future. If your physician removes the lens, you will lose the benefit of your vision correction.