A-Z OF EYES
Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
The Phakic ICL is designed to reside inside your eye where the natural lens is still intact. It's like inserting the patient's own glasses or contact lenses inside the eye.
The lens does not alter any structures within the eye or on the cornea and can easily be removed or replaced if required.
Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) are ideal for patients with symptoms of myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and/or astigmatism. ICL's are also suitable for patients whose corneas are too thin, too flat or too steep to undergo large amounts of laser reshaping required for LASIK.
The custom-made lens is an ultra-thin, foldable lens, which is inserted into the eye through a tiny sutureless corneal incision during a 30 minute local anaesthetic procedure. The Phakic ICL does not affect the appearance or colour of the eyes.