ICL Lenses - Implantable Collamer Lens
What are Intraocular lens?
If you have high myopia, high hypermetropia, high astigmatism or thin cornea and you can not undergo laser eye surgery, you do not have to worry: thanks to ICL you can still remove glasses or contact lenses. Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that can replace the eye’s natural lens in order to restore both near and distant vision and regain a precise and clear vision.
What are ICL benefits?
One of the most common question is “What are the benefits of ICL lenses?”. Here are a few ways people can benefit from ICL implant. Custom-made, safe and efficient the ICL:
|Can correct refractive errors impossible to correct by laser
|Are a valid solution for the people who have a thin cornea
|Drastically reduce the possibility to have dry eyes
|Can be removed
|Have a fast postoperative recovery period
|Are imperceptible for the people who wear them
|Are invisible externally
Who is a suitable candidate for ICL?
It is possible to assess if you are a suitable candidate for ICL through a common eye examination, during which the ophthalmologist verifies the health status of your eyes. The best candidates for ICLs:
- Are between the ages 18 and 45
- Have no eye diseases
- Have high refractive errors and a very thin cornea
Before ICL surgery
There are a few precautions that should be taken before ICL surgery:
Do not wear contact lenses for the previous 4 weeks
Do not wear any make-up or fragrances on the day of surgery: they can cause infections
Do not wear false eyelashes: remove them at least 1 week before
How long do ICL surgery last?
ICL surgery lasts about 15 minutes and it is a painless procedure thanks to the application of an anesthetic eye drop.
After ICL surgery
|Take oral medicines and eye drops as prescribed by the ophthalmologist
|Wear sunglasses to prevent exposure to sun and wind
|Avoid dusty places
|Do not stress the eyes (for instance watching TV or reading a book)
|Do not rub your eyes and do not wash your hair in the following couple of days or wearing make-up in the following two weeks
|Undergo follow-up visits
What to expect after ICL surgery?
ICL surgery recovery is quite fast and the vision is usually clear on the day following surgery. Immediately after, people can feel a slight burning sensation and a sensitivity to light that usually disappear in the following days.
ICL allow to remove forever the need of glasses and contact lenses. Moreover with problems linked to natural ageing (like cataract), it will be possible to solve the situation without any complications.