ICL, also called the implantable collamer 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. The patient can go home soon after the procedure. It is not visible to anyone once implanted. 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.