ICL Surgery

What is ICL Surgery?

ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. ICL surgery involves the implantation of a micro-thin, prescription lens inside the eye to correct vision problems. It is primarily used for correcting moderate to high levels of nearsightedness (myopia) but can also treat mild to moderate degrees of astigmatism.

During ICL surgery, a surgeon creates a small incision in the eye to insert the folded, soft, and biocompatible lens behind the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens. The lens unfolds once in place and remains invisible without causing any discomfort.

The implanted lens works with the eye’s natural lens to correct vision. It helps focus light properly onto the retina, thereby improving vision and reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.

ICL surgery is typically suitable for individuals who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK or other corneal refractive surgeries due to reasons such as thin corneas, high refractive errors, or dry eyes. It is reversible and can be removed if needed.

Recovery from ICL surgery is usually quick, with many patients experiencing improved vision within a day or two after the procedure. Regular follow-up visits with the surgeon are necessary to monitor healing and ensure optimal

ICL surgery is considered safe and effective, with high satisfaction rates among patients who undergo the procedure. Complications are rare, but as with any surgery, there are potential risks, such as infection or increased intraocular pressure.

ICLs come in different sizes and powers, allowing for customization based on the patient’s eye anatomy and prescription needs.

benefits of ICL surgery

ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery offers several benefits for individuals seeking vision correction, especially for those with moderate to high degrees of nearsightedness (myopia) or those unsuitable for other types of refractive surgeries like LASIK. Some of the key benefits of ICL surgery include: