ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)
Phakic lenses represent a brilliant method to correct refractive errors
(myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism)
ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) are intraocular lenses able to correct myopia up to 18 diopters associated or not with astigmatism. The collamer material is perfectly biocompatible. This lens showed excellent short and long term results with minimal side effects or complications. It’s usually reserved for patients presenting contra-indication for laser based procedure, or for patients with high ametropia (> 10 diopters) in which laser might have suboptimal results.
Surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia and lasts for 15 minutes. Through a micro-incision (3mm) the ICL is inserted into the eye. It unfolds inside the eye and is positioned behind the iris.
Two or three hours after the surgery, your surgeon will control your eye pressure as well as the lens position. There is no pain, maybe a mild burning sensation. An important improvement in the visual acuity is noted after 24 hours and visual quality keeps improving the first 2 to 4 weeks.