ICL – Implantable Collamer Lens
Also called as the implantable contact lens is a phakic intraocular lens which is implanted in the eye to correct the refractive error. It is a new dimension in the procedure for spectacle freedom.
Earlier, patients with very high numbers, or thin corneas were declared unfit for LASIK surgery had no option but to wear spectacles or contact lens for life. With the development of ICL, these have become things of the past. ICL makes freedom from spectacles possible for all kinds of patients, those who are unfit for LASIK and even those with keratoconus.
It is an intraocular surgery done under topical anaesthesia, no injections required, no pain felt. It takes around 10-15 minutes to operate on both eyes. Through a small incision, this ultra thin, foldable lens is implanted into the eye in front of the natural lens. Patient can go home soon after the procedure.
It is not visible to anyone once implanted.
- Made of biodegradable material
- Reversible procedure
- Does not compromise corneal strength
- Fast results
- Can be done even in high numbers and thin corneas
- Can be done in cases unfit for LASIK
- Gives excellent quality of vision
You come to Akal eye hospital to get freedom from your spectacles at any age and we have a procedure for you. Even if you have been declared unfit for LASIK surgery, we have a solution for you. We are one of the first institutes to start with ICL surgeries in the region and our surgeons have wide experience in the same.