ICL – Implantable Collamer Lens
ICL is done on patients who are unfit for lasik due to high power or thin cornea.
ICL is a soft, flexible lens that is positioned in your eye, in front of your natural lens.
Unlike other refractive procedures, the ICL does not remove corneal tissue, but works in harmony with your natural eyes to provide exceptional quality of vision.
Is ICL painful ?
No. ICL is performed under topical anesthesia, it is painless and the entire procedure lasts less than 10 minutes.
Is ICL permanent ?
Yes. ICL is permanent; it remains in your eye for a lifetime.
Is ICL better than LASIK ?
Both the procedures have its pros and cons, ICL is performed on those who aren’t fit for Lasik/Prk/Smile and it has its own advantages.
Are there any side effects with ICL ?
Any surgical procedure carries a bit of risk with it, with the new advanced ICL the chances of side effects are extremely rare. The success rate of ICL is 99.5%.
How many days of rest do I need ?
You can resume all your normal activities from the very next day.
Are both eyes performed on the same day like lasik ?
No. A gap of 1-2 days is given between each eye.
Benefits of ICL –
It can correct high spherical and cylindrical power
Quality of vision is better than glasses.
It provides high patient satisfaction.
There’s no daily maintenance like your contact lenses.
No dry eyes, which is ideal if your eyes are chronically dry.
It is reversible.
Excellent night vision.
Recovery is usually quick because tissue isn’t removed.
ICL is FDA approved
Flexible for the future