ICL – IMPLANTABLE COLLAMER LENS
Rushabh Eye Hospital & Laser Centre is a Super-Specialty Eye Hospital which offers a wide range of eye care services. We have the latest and best-in-class Diagnostics and Therapeutics that cater to diseases of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye.
Our services range from routine eye-care tests and laser vision correction surgery to treatment of the most complex vision and eye-related problems, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disorders.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
The ICL is an implantable lens that works with the natural lens of your eye to improve your vision. During the procedure, the lens is inserted between your iris and your natural lens through a tiny incision that usually does not require any stitches. This way it is invisible and cannot be seen from the outside.
It stays in the eye, thus obviating the need for daily use and removal as in contact lens users.
The ICL can correct between -3 and up to -20 Dioptres of myopia and is particularly useful in eyes not suitable for Laser procedures such as thin corneas, Keratoconus, or dry eyes who have a high refractive error.
Patients with astigmatism can also be candidates for this procedure.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ICL OVER LASIK?
- It’s a reversible procedure and does not involve the burning of corneal tissue.
- It is a great option to restore vision in those with very high numbers
- It preserves the accommodation of the natural lens and does not hamper near vision.
- This advanced lens implant contains a UV blocker that prevents harmful UVA and UVB rays from entering the eye. And because your cornea tissue has not been affected by this procedure, dry eye will not be an issue.
The implantation of this lens requires detailed evaluation. Ask our Doctors for more details on the same.
HOW LONG DOES THE ICL LAST?
ICL implantation is done only after a thorough examination and after ensuring stable refraction for at least 1 year. The ICL once placed, remains in the eye until its removal is indicated. Over the age of 50, when one starts developing a cataract and if it causes a drop in vision, the ICL can be easily removed along with the cataract at the time of cataract surgery to facilitate implantation of an artificial lens.
DOES THE ICL MOVE INSIDE THE EYE ?
At Rushabh Eye Hospital & Laser Centre, we perform a detailed pre-operative evaluation to ensure the accurate sizing and power of the ICL. This ensures that it does not move in the eye after implantation.
HOW FAST IS THE VISUAL RECOVERY AFTER THE SURGERY ?
At our centre, visual recovery after ICL implantation is rapid. You will regain normal vision within the first week. Routine activities may be performed after a gap of 2 days.