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ICL Surgery , When LASIK is not Possible


Date : 27-Mar-2021

LASIK treatment has aided many to get rid of their spectacles forever but some people’s eyes are simply not built for LASIK due to thin corneas, less lubrication or severe myopia. The ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) is a gel-based lens that can be implanted into the eye permanently and provides a good alternative to LASIK surgery. ICL can correct a wide range of vision errors like myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness) and even astigmatism (cylindrical power) by permanently inserting a contact lens in front of the natural lens of the eye. It is made of a material called “collamer” which is bio compatible and thus is safe to stay in the eye for a very long time.

How is ICL different from LASIK?

LASIK works by altering the corneal tissue. This can be problematic for people whose corneas are thin or have other problems that would interfere with the procedure. In ICL surgery, a lens is inserted into the posterior chamber of the eye. Due to this, it completely avoids any type of corneal changes to the eyes. Laser vision correction permanently changes your vision, but ICL is reversible as the lens can be removed later if required.

Advantages of ICL
  • Quick procedure
  • Widest power correction range
  • Avoids time consuming maintenance
  • Can be used on highly nearsighted and farsighted patients who may not be candidates for laser correction
  • Excellent quality of vision
  • Easily removed or replaced
  • Quick Recovery

Blog reviewed by: Dr. Lalit Kumar

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