ICL Eye Surgery in Koramangala, Bangalore
An Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is an artificial lens that’s permanently implanted in the eye. The EVO Visian ICL is a form of implantable contact lens mounted within the sight to correct short-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
What is ICL surgery?
Implantable Contact Lenses (ICLs), also known as phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs), correct vision similar to external contact lenses, except that ICLs are mounted inside the eye and enhance the image permanently. Spectacles and contact lenses are no longer needed, and unlike contact lenses, they do not need to be applied and removed.
What are the symptoms of Myopia and Hyperopia?
Some of the symptoms of Myopia and Hyperopia that might result in the need for ICL surgery are as follows:
- When looking at distant points, the vision becomes hazy
- To see clearly, you must squint or partially close your eyes
- Eye strain leads to headaches
- Difficulty in concentrating on nearby objects
- After performing a close-up task, such as reading, you can experience fatigue or a headache
What causes Myopia and Hyperopia?
The causes of Myopia and Hyperopia are as follows:
- Myopia is a kind of disorder in which the eyeball grows faster than it should and becomes very long from front to back. Apart from making it difficult to see faraway objects, it can also increase the risk of developing other eye problems such as a detached retina, cataract, and glaucoma.
- Images are focused directly on the surface of your retina, which forms the back of your body; by the cornea, the translucent outer layer of your eye, and the lens. The picture would go to the wrong spot, behind your retina, if your vision is too short or your focus power is too poor. It's because of this that the details seem hazy. This is what happens in Hyperopia.
When should you consult a doctor?
Suitability for the treatment is best assessed during consultation, which includes a detailed eye evaluation and thorough checks and measurements of eye dimensions. In general, the treatment is appropriate for people between the ages of 21 and 60. People with a stable prescription; shortsighted from -0.50 to -20, farsighted from +0.50 to +10.00, and with astigmatism from 0.50 to 6.00D are suitable for surgery.
Request an appointment at Apollo Hospitals
Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment
What are the benefits of having an ICL surgery?
An ICL has several advantages in addition to better vision:
- It can correct extreme nearsightedness that other surgeries can't repair.
- The lens is less likely to trigger dry eyes, which is ideal if you have dry eyes all of the time.
- The lens has excellent night vision.
- Since no tissue is removed, recovery is typically swift.
- ICL can be a suitable option for people who are unable to have laser eye surgery.
What precautions should be taken after ICL surgery?
Not everybody is a good candidate for an ICL surgery. If you have any confusion, consult a doctor to see if it's right for you.
If you have any of the following conditions, surgery might not be a good option for you:
- Are pregnant or nursing a child
- Are under the age of 21 years
- Are 45 years old or older
- Have a chronic illness that induces hormonal imbalance
- Are taking a medication that can cause vision problems
- Have a disorder that prevents wounds from healing properly
- Don't meet the minimum endothelial cell count criteria
ICL surgery will help you get rid of your glasses or contact lenses for good. Your doctor will advise you on whether ICL surgery is appropriate for you or not. They'll consider your age, eye health, and medical background, among other things.
Lens implant surgery, like any other surgery, carries certain risks. While any complications after an ICL implant surgery are uncommon, one can suffer from inflammation, infection, increased intraocular pressure, retinal detachment, cataract and loss of corneal endothelial cells.
There are very few side effects. For a few days, most patients will experience some blurring that will go away, as well as increased light exposure. Certain patients can share halos or circles in the night around lights and glare. These effects can fade with time.
During a surgical implant procedure, patients feel very little pain. A local or topical anaesthetic (eye drop) is used to numb the eye, and an intravenous sedative is given to calm you.