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ICL surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Chembur, Mumbai

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Surgery

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery is a procedure during which an artificial lens is used to treat and correct certain eye conditions by an eye surgeon.

What do we need to know about ICL surgery?

The artificial lens is made of two major components, plastic and collamer, and resembles the natural human eye lens.

Research has supported the fact that an ICL surgery reduces the chances of wearing glasses or contact lenses by 95%. It improves visual acuity for functional activities.

To avail of the procedure, you can search for an ophthalmology doctor near you or an  ophthalmology hospital near you.

What conditions lead to ICL surgery?

  • Nearsightedness or myopia: Objects near you are seen more clearly than objects placed at a distance from the eye.
  • Farsightedness or hyperopia: In this case, the eye can see objects that are far away more clearly than those that are very near.
  • Astigmatism or blurry vision: It is a condition in which the eye has irregularly shaped cornea and lens causing blurry vision.

When do you need to see a doctor?

If you are experiencing the eye problems mentioned above, visit an eye doctor near you. Your eye doctor or surgeon will help you decide which is the best treatment option available for you.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How do you prepare for ICL surgery:

  • Your eye doctor will put you on medicines, if required, a few days before the surgery to eliminate any cause of infection.
  • You might be advised to stop wearing any existing lens that you wear a week before the surgery.
  • A few tiny holes will be drilled into your eye to prevent any fluid accumulation prior to the ICL surgery.

How is ICL surgery conducted?

  • You will be administered local anesthesia that makes the procedure completely painless. 
  • With preliminary examination and minor preparation, your eye surgeon will place a small lens behind the iris and in front of your eye’s natural lens to improve vision by diverting the visual rays at an angle to the retina.
  • The artificial lens is held open or folded before it is unfolded when placed behind the natural lens.
  • An ointment is applied, along with an eye patch.
  • You will be kept under observation for a few hours.
  • It generally takes just 30 minutes for the entire procedure and you may be discharged on the same day.
  • Your doctor will ask you to take certain medicines and a few important precautions that will help you go back to your daily life in no time.

What are the benefits?

  • An ICL eliminates the need to wear eyeglasses or the hassle of wearing contact lenses on a daily basis.
  • Improves night vision.
  • Although the lens is placed as a permanent entity, it can be removed when needed.
  • It is highly recommended for improving vision in people between 21 and 45 years of age.
  • The lens used has no side effects and is easily accepted by the body.
  • ICL is highly indicated for individuals who due to variable reasons cannot undergo a LASIK procedure.
  • For individuals with small eye apertures and dry eyes, who cannot undergo a LASER surgery, ICL can be recommended.


An ICL surgery improves your life in many aspects. It is easy, convenient and worth every penny that you spend. 

Can I wash my eyes and face after an ICL surgery?

Yes, with some precautions to be taken as advised by your eye surgeon.

Will crying cause any harm to the implanted lens?

No, crying will not interfere with the functioning or placement of the implanted lens.

Is this procedure the same as LASIK?

The procedure is in contrast to LASIK wherein a small part of eye tissue is removed and implanted at an angle to the visual rays coming through the eye lens to improve vision.

Who should avoid ICL surgery?

  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals above 45 years and below 21 years.
  • If you have pre existing eye problems that require you to be on certain medicines
  • If one has hormonal changes or any condition that prevents adequate wound healing


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