Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL), also known as Implantable Contact
Lens, is a type of intra ocular lens (IOL) used for refractive surgery.
ICLs differ significantly from other refractive methods in that they do
not involve changing the shape and/or structure of the cornea (the
clear outer layer of the eye). ICLs are placed over the natural lens of
the eye and can correct significant refractive errors.
are ideally suited for individuals who are poor candidates for other
refractive options, such as LASIK. This includes those with high
refractive errors. In addition, ICLs are also an excellent choice for
those with keratoconus. At Bonner Eye Clinic, we use the Visian ICL™ (Implantable Collamer® Lens) for the ultimate vision correction results.
Before your procedure, an extensive set of eye tests is taken to
determine the proper power of the lens to be inserted. The procedure is
typically performed with a general or topical anesthetic. A small
incision is made in the cornea, and the Visian ICL™ is implanted. Once
inside the eye visual recovery is generally fast.