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Implantable Contact Lenses

Implantable Contact Lenses are a great option for high myopia when Laser Eye Surgery is not suitable

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CONDITION

Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)

What is an Implantable Contact Lens?

An Implantable Contact Lens, or ICL, is a type of corrective lens that can be surgically implanted within the eye to address various vision problems, primarily myopia (nearsightedness). It is an alternative to traditional eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgeries like LASIK or PRK.

TREATMENT

Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)

Why Choose an ICL?

ICL is recommended for individuals seeking a permanent vision correction solution who may not be suitable candidates for other procedures due to certain eye characteristics or specific refractive errors.

 

Here's why you might consider ICL:


High Myopia:

ICL is an excellent option for those with severe myopia who may not be ideal candidates for other surgeries.
 

Clear Vision:
ICL offers high-definition vision, and many patients experience enhanced visual quality without glasses or contacts.
 

Predictable and Reversible:
The procedure is predictable and reversible, allowing for adjustments or lens replacement if necessary.

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PROCEDURE

What to Expect

Preoperative Evaluation:

You will undergo a comprehensive eye examination to assess your eye health, determine your prescription, and discuss your visual goals with your eye care specialist.

Custom Lens Selection:

Based on your unique needs, your surgeon will help you choose the most appropriate ICL, customized to your eye measurements.

Surgery Day:

The ICL implantation procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 15-30 minutes per eye.

Local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort, and you may also be given a mild sedative to help you relax.

Lens Placement:

Your surgeon will create a small incision through which the ICL is inserted into the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens.

Recovery:

Following the procedure, you will rest briefly, and your eye will be examined to ensure proper lens placement.

Post-operative instructions, including the use of prescribed eye drops and any activity restrictions, will be provided.

Benefits of ICL

High Myopia Correction

ICL effectively corrects high levels of myopia that may not be treatable with other methods.

Clarity and Visual Quality

Many patients experience enhanced visual clarity, sharpness, and reduced glare and halos.

Reversible

Unlike some other procedures, ICL is reversible and can be removed or exchanged for other lenses if needed.

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Risks and Considerations

ICL is generally safe, but like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks, including infection, elevated eye pressure, and cataract formation. Your eye care specialist will discuss these potential risks with you during the consultation.

We offer a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs and what options would be most suitable for you.
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