Implantable Collamer® Lens Surgery
Overview: Implantable Collamer Lens surgery
Implantable Collamer Lens surgery (ICL) is a procedure in which a pair of lenses are implanted into the eyes and do not need to be removed like regular contact lenses. These lenses are similar to contact lenses, except they are placed into the eyes for long-term vision correction and function in conjunction with the natural lens of your eyes to improve vision. A lens is implanted between your iris and natural lens during the surgery through a tiny incision near the cornea.
Made From Collamer®, a Collagen Co-Polymer is biocompatible, stable and flexible, enabling minimally invasive insertion and encouraging harmony with your natural eye. ICLs are easy to implant in the eye because of their soft and flexible structure. You won’t even know it’s there other than the fact that you have excellent vision.
Why Choose Centre for Sight for Implantable Collamer Lens surgery (laser operation for eyes)?
Sharp, Clear Vision
Superb Results. 99.4% of patients would choose an ICL procedure again!
Excellent Night Vision. Many patients achieve excellent night vision
Quick Results. Often, patients can achieve improved vision immediately following the procedure
Great for Thin Corneas. Many patients are excluded from other forms of vision correction because of thin corneas, but not with our ICL surgery
Great for High Nearsightedness. ICL can correct and reduce nearsightedness (myopia) of up to 20D
Provide cost-effective vision correction procedures
The ICL procedure is minimally invasive, and the lens is implanted through a small opening allowing for a quick procedure and recovery time.
How is ICL surgery performed?
ICL is quickly becoming a vision correction procedure of choice for many people across the country. It is an easy 15 to 20 minute procedure, a quick, painless same-day surgery to help you achieve better vision.
Pre-Operative Eye Exam
Before scheduling your ICL surgery, your doctor will run a series of standard tests to assess the particular characteristics of your eye for the procedure. Once your doctor has determined ICL is a good option for you, they will educate you on the process and what to expect both during and after the procedure.
Getting Your ICLs
When you come for your procedure, your doctor will use eye drops to dilate and anaesthetise your pupils.
A small opening
To prepare for the implant, your doctor will make a small incision at the base of your cornea into which the lens will be inserted. Because of the numbing medicine, the process is painless.
Insertion and positioning of the lens
The ICL is then folded and put into the small incision made by your doctor. Following the insertion of the lens, the doctor will make any required modifications to ensure proper alignment in the eye.
The surgery is now complete, and many patients will notice an improvement in their vision almost immediately. Your doctor will prescribe more eye drops to aid healing following the treatment. You’ll need someone to take you home; your doctor will advise you when your vision is clear enough to drive. When the procedure is over, you will instantly notice an improvement in the quality of your eyesight.
The operation can subsequently be performed on the second eye. In some cases, and depending on the patient’s condition, both eyes may be performed on the same day.
Am I a suitable candidate for Implantable Collamer Lens Surgery?
You are eligible for ICL Candidate if you:
Are between 21 and 50 years old
Have near-sighted with mild to severe myopia (-0.5D to -20D)
Are farsighted with mild to severe hyperopia (+0.5D to +10.0D)
Have astigmatism between 0.5 and 6.0 D
Have not had a change in prescription of more than .5D in a year
Are not pregnant or nursing
Are meeting the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation as determined by your eye doctor.
Looking for the best Implantable Collamer Lens surgery in India?
Centre for Sight is one of India’s top eye hospitals for Implantable Collamer Lens surgery. Our team of ICL doctors is one of the most experienced in providing the best Implantable Collamer Lens surgery in India. Go no further than Centre for Sight if you’re looking for the best ICL surgery in Delhi, Hyderabad, or anywhere else in India. Our eye hospitals can be found in many different cities.
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Can ICL be removed from my eye?
ICL is designed to be self-contained and maintenance-free. Your eye care expert can remove the lens if necessary in the future. You will lose the advantage of your vision correction if your doctor removes the lens.
Where is the ICL placed in the eye?
ICL is kept below the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens, making it indistinguishable to spectators. Only a skilled doctor employing specialised equipment will be able to determine whether or not vision correction has occurred.
Can the ICL be removed in the future if my prescription changes?
Yes! The ICL allows for treatment versatility. The lens can be removed if your vision changes substantially.
How long can Implantable Collamer Lens stay in the eye?
The ICL is intended to be permanent in your eyes, but it can be removed to keep up with evolving technology and your future demands.
Can the ICL dry out or get dirty like a contact lens?
The Implantable Collamer Lens eliminates the issues associated with standard contact lenses. It is intended to remain in place inside the eye without the need for maintenance. A yearly visit to an eye doctor is recommended to ensure that everything is still safe and functional.
Will I be able to feel the ICL lens once it’s in place?
After being implanted, an implantable Collamer lens is usually undetectable. It is not attached to any structures within the eye and does not move once in position.
Who should not have the ICL surgery?
Pregnant or breastfeeding patients and those with a narrow-angle in the front chamber of their eye because the room for the lens would be too limited in this scenario. The patient education guide includes a list of additional conditions to consider while deciding whether or not to have the ICL surgery.
What is the difference between ICL and LASIK?
Post-LASIK laser eye surgery (Post LASIK Surgery), you can watch TV or The ICL is placed in front of the standard lens of the eye, in the region behind the iris, where it is undetectable to both outside observers and the patient. ICL is an intraocular surgery, compared to LASIK, which is a surface technique that entails the removal of a portion of the cornea.