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EXPERIENCE THE NEW IMPLANTABLE COLLAMER LENS


Implantable Collamer Lens or ICL is a new implantable contact lens that can be implanted into the eye without removing the natural lens. This lens is an excellent choice for patients with short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. This lens is made from a material called Collamer, a collagen co-polymer that contains a small amount of purified collagen. Since it is stable and biocompatible, the lens is highly safe, soft, flexible and moist.


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Due to the ICL is implanted through a microscopic incision that requires no stitches, it does not alter the natural shape or health of the cornea. The ICL is a new implantable contact lens, therefore there are some frequently asked questions, find out the correct answers here to strengthen confidence before making a decision.


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ADVANTAGES OF ICL


1

The lens is customized
according to each eye’s
shape and size.

2

It is possible to later
remove an ICL.

3

The ICL is foldable, thereby
improving the healing time.


4

ICL procedure does not
induce dry eye syndrome.

5

The ICL becomes a
permanent fixture of the eye.

6

The natural lens remains in
place so the eye’s natural
focusing ability is preserved.

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THE ICL
PROCEDURE



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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING


CLIENT
TESTIMONIALS


I feel extremely blessed that I came to ASG, Doctor Mr. Hemant Kamble sir who have performed Toric ICL to my both eyes, and successful I have a vision that doesn’t need any specs from now onwards so Thank you Sir!! Thank you Vishakha Mam, as she counseled very well and other staff members too. They are very polite and generous to the patients.

– Shivakka Mane,pune

I was suffered from myopia by birth… After coming to know ASG eye Hospital I went there… Dr. Manzoor Sahab suggested me an ICL procedure which I didn’t know about… My surgery was done on 27th December which was successful and till date, I haven’t faced any problems alhumdulilah. I’m satisfied with the staff as well…

– Khattab Asif, Srinagar

I underwent ICL surgery at ASG Eye Hospital Jaipur by Dr. Ashish Agarwal last week. Now I am completely specs-free. It was an excellent experience here. The management staff is also very good. Ashish Kumar was extremely helpful in coordinating the whole process. Nagma assisted us very well with insurance & claims.

– Akansh Pandey, Jaipur

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS


  • EXPERIENCE THE NEW IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENSES
EXPERIENCE THE NEW IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENSES

Implantable Collamer Lens or ICL is a new implantable contact lens that can be implanted into
the eye without removing the natural lens. This lens is an excellent choice for patients with short-
sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. This lens is made from a
material called Collamer, a collagen co-polymer that contains a small amount of purified
collagen.  Since it is stable and biocompatible, the lens is highly safe, soft, flexible and moist.
Due to the ICL is implanted through a microscopic incision that requires no stitches, it does not
alter the natural shape or health of the cornea. The ICL is a new implantable contact lens,
therefore there are some frequently asked questions, find out the correct answers here to
strengthen confidence before making decision.

  • What are the differences between the ICL and LASIK?
What are the differences between the ICL and LASIK?

The ICL or Implantable Collamer Lens is a new intraocular lens that can be implanted
into the eye without removing the natural lens. This lens is made from a material called
Collamer, a collagen co-polymer that contains a small amount of purified collagen. It is stable
and biocompatible and it has been used for many years in the lenses implanted during eye
surgery. The lens is small, foldable, soft, flexible and moist. Due to the ICL is implanted through
a microscopic incision that requires no stitches, it does not alter the natural shape or health of the
cornea. It can remain inside the eye indefinitely. If the vision changes significantly, the lens can
be further removed. In addition, lens does not affect corneal curvature and damage cornea tissue.
While LASIK surgery corrects vision by reshaping the clear front surface of the eye (cornea)
with an ultra-precise laser. LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is a surgery that
corrects vision by changing the shape of the cornea permanently with an ultra-precise laser. The
ICL is an alternative for some patients who are not suitable for LASIK because the cornea is not
thick enough to be treated safely with laser eye surgery procedures.

  • Which eye problems are suitable to be treated with the ICL?
Which eye problems are suitable to be treated with the ICL?

The ICL can treat both short-sightedness (myopia) and astigmatism – a common
vision condition that causes blurred vision due to irregularly shape of cornea or sometimes
because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye. For short-sightedness, the ICL can be
used in patients with -0.50 to -18.00 eyesight. For astigmatism, the lens can treat patients
with -0.25 to -6.00 eyesight. 

  • Does the ICL induce dry eyes after surgery?
Does the ICL induce dry eyes after surgery?

This lens is made from a material called Collamer, a collagen co-polymer that
contains a small amount of purified collagen.  It is stable and biocompatible and it has been
used for many years in the lenses implanted during eye surgery. The lens is small, foldable,
soft, flexible and moist. Since the lens does not affect cornea nerve fibers, therefore it does
not cause dry eye.

  • Can patients with mild short-sightedness be treated with the ICL?
Can patients with mild short-sightedness be treated with the ICL?

Yes. The ICL can be used to treat patients with short-sightedness or myopia,
ranging from -0.50 up to -18.00 eyesight. In addition, the lens can be used to treat
astigmatism with -0.25 to -6.00 eyesight.

  • Can colored contact lenses be worn after ICL surgery?
Can colored contact lenses be worn after ICL surgery?

Yes. If the patients do not experience dry eyes, colored contact lenses can be worn
regularly 1 month after ICL surgery. 

  • Does ICL surgery hurt?
Does ICL surgery hurt?

Anesthetic eye drops are used to numb the eye before surgery begins. Patients will
not experience pain during procedure. A small instrument will be placed between eyelids to
prevent blinking. The customized lens is folded into a special injector. An ophthalmologist
will make a small incision (sized 3-3.2 mm) in the cornea to insert the ICL. After the ICL is
inserted inside the eye, the ICL will unfold and be positioned between iris and crystalline
lens. The opening then seals on its own, usually without the need for stitches. Patient might
feel irritated in the eyes. However, patients can communicate with the ophthalmologist
while operating at all times.

  • What are possible reasons to remove the ICL from the eyes? How is the ICL removed?
What are possible reasons to remove the ICL from the eyes? How is the ICL removed?

This lens is made from a material called Collamer, a collagen co-polymer that
contains a small amount of purified collagen. It is small, foldable, soft, flexible and moist.
Since it is stable and biocompatible therefore it does not cause any tissue damages. To
remove the lens, it is similar to how to implant it at the beginning. Due to advanced age,
cataract development is the most common reason to remove the lens. If cataract surgery is
needed, the lens must be also removed. Other possible reason, although it is rare, is an
increased intraocular pressure in the eyes. Intraocular pressure might temporarily
increases after surgery. After medicines that lower pressure in the eyes are taken, if
elevated intraocular pressure does not relieve after ICL surgery, the lens might need to be
removed.

  • Can both eyes be treated with the ICL at the same time?
Can both eyes be treated with the ICL at the same time?

 The ICL can be performed in each eye or both eyes at the same time. However,
personal consultant with ophthalmologists is highly needed prior to operation.

  • If one side of the eyes underwent LASIK while another side was treated by the ICL, does this affect eyesight? Is special care additionally required?
If one side of the eyes underwent LASIK while another side was treated by the ICL, does this affect eyesight? Is special care additionally required?

It is highly recommended to have ICL surgery for both eyes. However, if different
procedures had applied to each eye, it does not cause any vision-related problems.

  • During the night time, does ICL surgery cause halo light- related side effect that is strongly associated with LASIK?
During the night time, does ICL surgery cause halo light- related side effect that is strongly associated with LASIK?

Halos are a form of glare that temporarily affect vision after laser eye surgery.
Patients undergoing LASIK procedures display an increase of halo phenomena around
lights in night vision conditions. Nevertheless, the ICL features an optic diameter that is
larger than pupil dilation at night time. So the light does not enter the eye through the
pupil outside the edge of the ICL. Sharp focus results in clearer vision during both daytime
and night time. Additionally, lens can correct refractive errors, a problem with focusing
light accurately onto the retina due to the shape of the eye.

  • Is ICL surgery recommended in the elderly?
Is ICL surgery recommended in the elderly?

In case of elderly patients, if patients do not develop cataract, ICL surgery might
be recommended. However, this procedure is suitable for patients aged younger than 45.
Patients aged over 45, cataract might be a concern and medical counseling with
ophthalmologist is individually required.

  • What is the lifespan of the ICL?
What is the lifespan of the ICL?

Since the lens is biocompatible with tissues, so it can remain inside the eye
indefinitely, unless vision changes. 

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