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Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)


An excellent Vision Correction Option

The ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) is a state- of-the-art refractive error solution that is ideal for anyone who has the need or desire for removal of power with high quality of vision correction. ICL or Implantable Contact Lens, as the name suggests, is a kind of lens which is implanted into the eye and does not require frequent removal like a normal contact lens. This phakic intraocular lens has numerous advantages including its correction of the widest range of myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness) and astigmatism (cylindrical power).ICL can correct a wide range of vision errors by permanently inserting a Contact lens in front of the natural lens of the eye. ICL is a kind of soft contact lens which is inserted into the eye through a very small incision Just like LASIK or Wave front Lasik it takes only 5-10 minutes for the procedure

The lens is customized according to each eye's shape and size Widest power correction range from +10D to -20D with cylinder upto 6D Made from a material called “Collamer” which is bio compatible (safe to stay in the eye for very long time)This new technique is similar to cataract surgery, but the natural lens remains in place so the eye's natural focusing ability is preserved. An implantable contact lens is beneficial because it becomes a permanent fixture of the eye, avoiding time consuming maintenance.

It does not get lost, or have to be replaced like glasses and contact lenses.ICL procedures are being used on highly nearsighted and farsighted patients who may not be candidates for the more common laser procedures such as LASIK, LASEK, and PRK. Unlike laser vision correction procedures that permanently change your vision, it is possible to later remove an ICL.

  1. Candidates for the ICL are above 18 years of age, suffer from myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness)and/orastigmatism(cylindrical power) and want to experience superior vision correction.
  2. Candidate with refractive error who are unsuitable for laser refractive surgery.
  3. Prospective person should consult his/her ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) for more information, including an assessment of their candidacy.
  4. Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait to have the ICL implanted. Lastly, those without a large enough anterior chamber depth or endothelial cell density may not be a good ICL candidate.