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ICL – THE IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENS

The implantable contact lens or implantable Collamer® lens (ICL for short) is the solution for patients with a very high refractive error or a too thin cornea.

THE INVISIBLE LENS

People with extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness or a thin cornea are typically not suitable for a laser eye treatment. Surrender to fate and accept glasses? Not with EuroEyes!

With the ICL, a phakic intraocular lens, EuroEyes can offer an excellent alternative treatment for nearsighted patients with a diopter higher than -8, and for farsighted patients with a diopter higher than +3 – even if the refractive error is combined with astigmatism. Contrary to a contact lens, the ICL will remain permanently in the eye, but can be replaced at any time. It is positioned between iris and the natural lens. In cooperation with your natural lens, the ICL thereby ensures that the light is correctly focused on the retina, making it possible for the patient to see clearly once again. This procedure has been carried out for more than 25 years and is considered a safe method for the treatment of myopia, farsightedness and astigmatism.

And you can be sure that EuroEyes has implanted the most ICL contact lenses in Europe for the fourth time in a row.

ICL TREATMENT STEPS

ICL TREATMENT STEPS

Preparing the Eye
This outpatient procedure typically lasts 10 minutes per eye. Eye drop anesthetics create a pain free procedure. The eye is opened with a key-hole incision in the corneal periphery that heals without a suture.

ICL TREATMENT STEPS

The implantable contact lens
With ICL each patient receives a tailor-made artificial biopolymer lens implant that has lifetime durability. The ICL lens is flexible and foldable like a contact lens, and is inserted into the eye in a matter of seconds with an injector through the small corneal incision.

ICL TREATMENT STEPS

Correction of ametropia by implantation of the ICL
Unlike a contact lens, ICL is positioned in the posterior chamber of the eye between the iris and natural lens. It remains there permanently and is neither visible nor perceptible. The custom made ICL collamer® lens together with the natural lens redirect the light to focus on the retina with optical precision. After the treatment the patient can see clearly without glasses and contact lenses.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ICL LENS