Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)admin
Implantable contact lens (ICL) are contact lenses alternatives used for correcting the vision, but unlike traditional contact lenses, these are positioned such that they remain in the eye for a much longer duration of time. While the regular external contacts lenses are placed on the surface of the eye, implantable lenses are surgically placed inside the eyes. They are implanted between the iris and the natural lens. However, if there are any major changes in your vision, the ICLs can be removed as well.
The ICL is made of Collamer, a highly biocompatible advanced lens material which contains a small amount of purified collagen. Collamer does not cause a reaction inside the eye and it contains an ultraviolet filter that provides protection to the eye.
Implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery is an effective, safe, and quick procedure that permanently corrects a patient’s vision. The procedure only takes around 15 minutes and involves placing a lens between a person’s iris and lens without damaging the corneal tissue. Due to the ease of the procedure, healing time is very fast. Many patients report going back to normal activities the very next day!
– During the placement of ICLs, corneal nerves are not disrupted in any way. Hence, this procedure does not lead to dry eyes.
– Very user-friendly as they require no maintenance such as disinfecting or cleaning. They do not need to be removed daily and can stay in the eye indefinitely.
-The procedure is reversible; it can be removed if the vision changes drastically.
– Inserting ICLs is noninvasive and takes only a few minutes.
– This is a very good option for people who cannot undergo LASIK surgery due to large pupils, irregular corneas, or very high prescriptions.
Suitable for those who have –
-Shortsightedness from -0.50 to -20.00
-Farsightedness from +0.50 to +10.00
-Astigmatism from 0.50 to 6.00
-Aged between 21 and 60 years old