Implantable Contact Lens
What is implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery?
Implantable Contact Lens, also known as Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), is an alternative to laser vision correction where a specially designed custom refractive lens is implanted in the eye through a tiny incision in the eye. This lens sits on top of the natural crystalline lens within the eye allowing you to see without any glasses or contact lens.
For patients with very high prescriptions, or where laser vision correction is not suitable, ICL may be the best way to improve vision and reduce dependence on glasses. ICL implants may also be suitable in some patients with stable keratoconus.
Advantages of ICL surgery?
ICL surgery has several advantages over other types of refractive surgery. ICL surgery may be a more suitable option in those with thin corneas, dry eyes or other minor corneal problems. It may be a suitable option in those with stable keratoconus. ICL surgery may be the only option for people with high prescriptions
The range of spectacle prescriptions that can be treated effectively is approximately:
- Up to -20.00D of myopia or short sightedness
- Up to +10.00D of hyperopia or long sightedness
- Up to ±6.00D of astigmatism