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Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Individuals who are deemed not to be fit for LASIK have more reasons to rejoice than regret, as latest options for specs removal such as Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery offer not just enhanced eyesight but the final outcome is a high-quality high-definition vision. Besides, the lens is replaceable and removable unlike in LASIK where change is permanent.

So if you could not qualify for LASIK or other vision correction procedures, don’t feel dejected as Sharp Sight brings the best ICL surgery in Delhi NCR India.

What Is ICL?

The ICL or Implantable Collamer Lens is an artificial lens which is similar in function as a contact lens, and in structure it closely resembles an intraocular lens (IOL). The lens material, which is technologically advanced and UV protected, has the collagen base which makes it totally compatible with our body.

During the minor surgical procedure, ICL is implanted in front of the eye’s natural lens, in such a way that it is invisible to others, including the patient. Unlike LASIK, which requires removal of a part of the cornea, ICL is an intraocular surgery and therefore, is best suited for individuals with moderate to severe myopia or for patients with thin cornea or chronic dry eye. Infact, its a preferred option over many other procedures as it offers HD vision without having to face the various risks associated with LASIK.

How Is ICL Different From LASIK?

During LASIK procedure, the shape of the cornea is to be changed. This involves cutting and removing eye tissue that cannot be replaced. Hence changes once made during LASIK are permanent and cannot be reversed. While during Implantable Collamer Lens surgery, the implantable lens is placed in front of the natural lens of the eye, this results in better focusing abilities of the lens which improves vision drastically.

And if at all your prescription changes or you are not too happy with your ICL implant surgery, the lens is replaceable and removable. However, the procedure is not advisable for people with severe eye conditions such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, etc. Sharp Sight is among the first few eye hospitals to be accredited to perform the Implantable Collamer Lens surgery in India.

Ideal Candidate For Implantable Collamer Lens Procedure

ICL is highly recommended if:

  • You are 21-45 years.
  • Have mild to severe myopia
  • Have a steady prescription
  • Have eye conditions such as thin corneas or chronic dry eyes
  • Low refractive error and rejected for LASIK

After the first screening, the patient has to undergo certain diagnostic tests for icl treatment for eyes which determine if the candidate can go ahead with an ICL implant. These eye tests include:

  • ACD=Anterior Chamber Depth
  • WTW+ white to white measure
  • K1, K2=.Keratometric measurements, etc.

If all the above measurements fall in the required range then, the patient would greatly benefit from this minor surgical procedure available at all centres of Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals). Our skilled and experienced surgeons are some of the leading practitioners of the ICL technology in the country. We offer extremely low cost of implantable contact lens surgery (ICL) in India. To know our ICL eye surgery cost in Delhi NCR, speak to our representative.