WHAT IS ICL?
Implantable Collamer Lens procedure (ICL) is a technique in which a pair of lenses are implanted into the eyes and they do not need to be removed like regular contact lenses. ICLs are easy to implant in the eye because of their soft and flexible structure. You won’t even know it’s there other than the realisation that your vision has become perfect.
HOW IT WORKS
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Before scheduling your ICL, your specialist will run a series of standard tests to assess the particular characteristics of your eye for the procedure.
Once it is determined that ICL is a good option for you, they will educate you on the process and what to expect both during and after the procedure.
When you come for your procedure, your specialist will use eye drops to dilate and anaesthetise your pupils.
DURING THE PROCEDURE
To prepare for the implant, a small incision is prepared at the base of your cornea into which the lens will be inserted.
The ICL is then folded and put into the small incision made by the specialist.
Following that, the specialist will make any required modifications to ensure proper alignment in the eye.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
You will be prescribed eye drops to aid the healing following the treatment.
You’ll need someone to drive you home.
When the procedure is over, you will instantly notice an improvement in the quality of your eyesight.
NOTE: Do not rub your eyes, especially for the first 3-5 days. If you experience pain or notice any sudden decrease in vision, contact your specialist without delay. A few routine eye checkups will be done to ensure everything is perfect.
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Are you eligible for ICL? Let’s find out!
You can opt for ICL if you:
- Are between 21 and 35 years of age
- Have not had a change in prescription of more than 0.5D in a year
- Face problem in reading with mild to severe Myopia (-0.5D to -20D) (You will know that through tests at the centre)
- Face problem in seeing objects at a distance with mild to severe Hyperopia (+0.5D to +10.0D)(You will know that through tests at the centre)
- Have astigmatism between 0.5 and 6.0 D (You will know that through tests at the centre)
- Are meeting the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation as determined by our specialists
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OUR EYE SPECIALISTS
Which eye problems can be treated with ICL?
ICL can be an ideal treatment for myopia (short-sightedness) (-0.5D to -20D) & astigmatism (blurred vision). It is especially recommended if you have thin corneas.
Does the ICL wears out or needs replacement?
No, the ICLs never wear out. They do not need to be removed as they act in conjunction with your eyes’ natural lenses to improve your vision. However, the ICL can be removed to meet the future demands of a changed vision or to keep up with the evolving technology.
Does the ICL procedure hurt?
ICL is a quick, painless, same-day procedure to help you achieve better vision. The specialist uses eye drops to dilate & anaesthetize your pupil before the procedure so that you don’t feel any pain. It usually takes just 15 to 20 minutes to get the procedure done.
Is ICL Safe?
ICL is considered to be an absolutely safe procedure & it is self-contained and maintenance-free. The risks associated with ICL are minimal as this procedure does not change the eye’s shape or structural integrity.