ICL Surgery and its advantages

Fri Mar 15 2019

The implantable contact lens or implantable collamer lens (ICL) is way similar to a normal external contact lens. The main difference is that the ICL is placed inside the eye opposing the outer surface. It doesn’t replace the natural lens but is specially shaped to work with the correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Below are some of the advantages of ICL which will help you to understand how it is beneficial for your eyes:

    • High Definition Vision The only procedure for permanent vision correction that didn’t involve glasses or contact lenses was corrective laser eye surgery. But with the emergence of the ICL, it all changed. Now, it’s time to enjoy high definition vision correction that is sharper, clearer, more vivid, and has more depth and dimensions.
    • The quick responsive factor After the procedure of the surgery patients experience an immediate improvement in vision quality and are impressed by the fast results. Often the quality of vision achieved is far better than any other vision correction solutions.
    • It is Permanent, yet removable The most important advantage of the ICL is that it can permanently correct your vision, yet the lens can be simply removed or replaced if required.The concern involves the cornea typically do not apply to the ICL as no natural corneal tissue is permanently removed or reshaped in any way during implantations.
    • Invisible and Undetectable ICL is positioned between the natural lens and iris, the lens is invisible to both the patient and any observer. Also, it’s placement in the eye maintains normal iris function and promotes stability.
    • No Dry Eye ICL does not cause dry eyes. But if you have dry eyes, consult your doctor if the ICL may be the best vision correction option for you.
    • Fast Recovery TimeThe recovery for the ICL is quick and pain-free, and it only takes one day, because of the very small size of the opening required in your eye. Sometimes patients experience minimal discomfort, and many times they go back to work the next day.
    • Protection from UV rays Longer exposure to UV radiation can damage your eyes and more intense exposure increases the chance of eye disorders including the development of cataracts and some retinal problems. As an added feature, the ICL advanced lens material contains a UV ray’s blocker that prevents harmful UVA and UVB rays from entering the eye, further preventing the development of UV related eye disorders.
    • Treatment Flexibility Your vision changes as you grow older and most probably you will need cataract surgery. An important advantage with the ICL is that you have options for future treatments because ICL maintains the structure of the eye, the lens can easily be removed and replaced if your vision changes substantially.

If you want to get rid of the glasses or contact lenses with ICL, consult your eye specialists to your nearest eye hospital. Read Also: Do you know, what is ICL?

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