The ICL (Implantable Contact Lens)
The ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) is a state-of-art refractive error solution that is ideal for anyone who has the need or desire for removal of power with high quality of vision correction. ICL or Implantable Contact Lens, as the name suggests, is a kind of lens which is implanted into the eye and does not require frequent removal like a normal contact lens. This phakic intraocular lens has numerous advantages including its correction of the widest range of myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness) and astigmatism (cylindrical ?power).
> ICL can correct a wide range of vision errors by permanently inserting a Contact Lens in front of the natural lens of the eye. ICL is a kind of soft contact lens which is inserted into the eye through a very small incision.
> Just like LASIK it takes only 5-10 minutes for the procedure. ???????
> The lens is customize according to each eye’s shape and size.
> Widest power correction range from + 10D to – 20D with cylinder upto 6D.
> Made from a material called “Collamer” which is bio compatible
( safe to stay in the eye for very long time).
> This new technique is similar to cataract surgery, but the natural lens remains in place so the eye’s natural focusing ability is preserved.
> An implantable contact lens is beneficial because it becomes a permanent fixture of the eye, avoiding time consuming maintenance. It does not get lost, or have to be replaced like glasses and contact lenses.
> ICL procedures are being used on highly nearsighted and farsighted patients who may not be candidates for the more common laser procedures such as LASIK, LASEK and PRK.
Q. Advantages of ICL?
No blood! No pain! No hospitalisation!
Almost all levels of power can be treated.
Excellent quality of vision.
Easily removed or replaced ( 5 – 10 minutes)
Cosmetically good as it’s INVISIBLE!!
Q. Can the ICL be removed from my eye?
Ans. Although the ICL is intended to remain in place permanently, a certified ophthalmologist can remove the implant in a very quick & short procedure.
Q. Is the ICL visible to others?
Ans. No, the ICL is positioned behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), where it is invisible to both you and observers. Only your doctor will be able to tell that vision correction has taken place.
Q. Will be able to feel the ICL once it is in place?
Ans. The ICL is designed to be completely unobtrusive after it is put in place. It stays in position by itself and does not interact with any of the eye’s structures.
Q. Where can I get my ICL procedure done?
Ans. Please be aware that ICL procedure is presently available at selected centre’s & hospitals in India as it requires precision and skills. In our Institution Vinayak Netralaya we are pioneer of this surgery in central India having maximum experience with Best results Vinayak Netralaya
Glued Intraocular Lens (IOL)
During routine cataract surgery the cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed and the clear capsule surrounding it is retained. This capsule is very fragile and may be damaged during surgery. If the capsule is damaged the operating surgeon may have limited options in placing an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) in the eye. Without a properly positioned intraocular lens the patient will experience very blurry vision. Previous solutions to this problem included leaving the patient without a lens (aphakic), placing an IOL in front of the iris, or sewing an IOL to part of the eye. All of these options can present problems such as poor vision, damage to other structures in the eye, chronic irritation of the eye, and failure of the cornea over many years. IOLs that are sutured can also dislocate if the sutures break.
The “Glued IOL” technique uses a biologic adhesive glue to secure the IOL to the sclera (white of the eye) while the arm of the IOL or “haptic” heals into a tunnel in the sclera.
This results in the IOL being in the correct position behind the iris.
There are no sutures to break in the future and the IOL is permanently fixated to the wall of the eye.
This method of fixating the IOL results in a very stable and permanent solution to a previously difficult problem.
Best of all, this technique requires very small, suture-free incisions during surgery.
Previous options required large incisions and multiple sutures resulting in more surgical risks, longer healing time, and worse vision.
If you have experienced ocular trauma or undergone surgery and there has been a complication that limits your vision we specialize in repairing damaged eyes and fixing IOL complications. Although no one can promise a perfect outcome from any surgery, we can promise that we will present to you the most advanced options for surgical repair of your eye. We can also promise that our surgeons are well trained and very experienced in handling a wide variety of surgical complications and difficult cases that were once thought to be hopeless.