ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) Vision Surgery – What You Need To Know

ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) Vision Surgery – What You Need To Know

With so many vision correction options out there, it definitely is a difficult task to determine the best fit for your eyes. While LASIK is a popular and the most trusted vision corrective procedure, it may or may not be the best thing for your eyes. One of the options that has gained a lot of following over the years is ICL eye surgery. It is a non-laser refractive lens implant procedure to correct moderate to severe nearsightedness or myopia. It delivers a permanent solution to provide clear vision at a full range of distances.

ICL Eye Surgery Overview – What is ICL Eye Surgery? What are its Benefits and Risks?

An Implantable Collamer lens (ICL) is an artificial lens that’s permanently inserted just behind the iris, between the eye’s natural lens and colored iris. The main objective of this procedure is to increase the focusing power of the eyes and cut down dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses. 

ICL is a great option for you if you aren’t a good candidate for LASIK. Also, for those who do not want a flap.

Benefits of ICL Eye Surgery

·        Can correct nearsightedness that other procedures can’t correct

·        No need to wear glasses or contact lenses

·        Permanent, but can be removed if needed

·        Improves night vision

·        Quick recovery

·        Less likely to cause dry eyes

·       Reversible Procedure

Possible Risks of ICL Eye Surgery

Every major surgery of any kind has its elements of risks involved. Now that you are aware of the many benefits of ICL Eye Surgery, let’s go through some of its rare possible complications. While ICL is known for its safe and effective procedure, there is a risk of

·        Increased intraocular pressure

·        Cloudy cornea

·        Eye infection

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of ICL eye surgery?

The costs of ICL laser eye surgery will vary by provider. To know about the ICL procedural cost at Prasad Netralaya, book a consultation.

What is the recovery time for ICL eye surgery?

Since ICL surgery is minimally invasive, in most cases, the eye will heal and get back to normal functioning within 24 hours.

Is ICL Eye Surgery safe?

ICL surgery is a safe procedure. However, like all surgeries, there is always a risk of complications. These complications will be discussed with you at the time of consultation.

Is ICL Safer Than Lasik?

ICL is as safe as LASIK. The reason why in some cases we recommend ICL is because of the limitations with LASIK like thin cornea and high prescriptions for either short-sightedness or long-sightedness people

Am I a good candidate for ICL Surgery?

ICL is a great option for you if your cornea is too thin or irregularly shaped to perform laser eye surgery. Here are a few traits that make you a good candidate for ICL surgery:

·        Your age should be between 19 and 55 years old.

·        You are suffering from nearsighted vision with mild to severe myopia

·        You have not had a change in prescription of more than 0.5D in the past year.

·        You are looking for a procedure that doesn’t cause dry eye syndrome.

·        You should have enough endothelial cell density and adequate anterior chamber depth for safe implementation of the procedure.

It is vital to discuss your best treatment options with an experienced ophthalmologist prior to proceeding with any eye surgery. Consult an ophthalmologist at Prasad Netralaya 一 Mangalore and Udupi’s most trusted eye care hospital. Call us at +91 9513596565 or book an appointment, if you wish to visit in person. You can also book a teleconsultation.