Is an option for patients with high degrees of myopia or hyperopia, who cannot be corrected with LASIK or patients who for other reasons are not good candidates for laser refractive surgery.
The Implantable Collamer Lens produces highly accurate vision correction with the insertion of a tiny, soft lens. Similar to a contact lens in appearance, it is placed inside the eye in front of the natural lens and behind the iris, (coloured part of the eye), rather than on the corneal surface. The brief outpatient procedure takes only minutes.
The ICL is injected through a tiny incision and then unfolds into position in front of the natural lens, working with it to give you clear unaided vision. No sutures are required because the incision is so small and the post operative discomfort is minimal. Following surgery, eye drops are used and there are several post operative exams.