Implanting ICL is considered an outpatient procedure and takes about 15 minutes. A few hours after the implantable contact lenses treatment you will be able to leave the clinic and resume most of your activities.
ADVANTAGES OF ICL’S
Immediate vision improvement
Simplification of life – Unlike traditional contact lenses, there is no daily cleaning and no concerns with swimming, dust, or other elements that could cause a scratch or cause a contact lens to fall out. The ICL is gently placed inside the eye, behind the iris.
Updatable lens – If necessary – The lens can be removed and updated, should vision change or need arise.
ICL is an excellent option for many who have been told they are “not good candidates for LASIK.” ICL can be great for patients who’s corneas are thin, or prescriptions too strong, to be corrected by laser sculpting methods such as LASIK or PRK. ICL may be a preferred option for some patients who have “dry eye” (also called ocular surface disease), or who have concerns about LASIK.
ICL provides high patient satisfaction.
On rare occasion, unexpected things happen, even in the best of hands. When this happens, we have to work harder, and provide more extensive care, than if things had gone perfectly. We give you our commitment that we will do exactly that. We accept full responsibility for everything that we do in our center. This may seem unusual in an era when many others look to evade responsibility or blame others for problems
The term phakic (from the Greek phakos, for lens) refers to an eye wherein the natural (crystalline) lens is retained, not removed as in cataract surgery (if removed, the eye is referred to as aphakic). Phakic lens implantation describes a procedure to insert an additional lens into the eye, either in front of the iris or just behind it.
The ICL is a type of phakic lens implant, and has been nicknamed Internal Contact Lens, but the FDA prefers use of different terminology less easily confused with standard contact lenses.