Monday, 25 February 2013

ICL Surgery - Improve Your Vision !

ICL is a high-tech yet a simple way of correcting your refractive error. Don't be disappointed if your doctor has denied Lasik procedure for your eyes. The following information gives you reassurance that you can still enjoy life without the constraints and restrictions of spectacles or contact lenses. No more problems for playing, driving, jogging or swimming!

The outpatient ICL eye surgery procedure is performed in less than 30 minutes. Before the procedure, the eye will be numbed with a topical or local anesthetic, and a mild sedative may be given if necessary. ICL eye surgery is similar to intraocular lens implant surgery, except there is no need for cataract removal. This allows the implantable contact lens to be inserted without removing the eye’s natural lens. Instead, during ICL eye surgery, the implantable contact lens in inserted through a small incision in the eye and placed into its position in front of the natural lens.

Similar to intraocular lens surgery recovery, you will need to return to your ophthalmologist for a follow-up visit within 24 hours of your ICL eye surgery. You may be instructed to use eye drops and a protective shield after the placement of your implanted contact lens in order to protect your eye as it heals. Any minor pain associated with the ICL eye surgery can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications.

You should notice improved vision the day of your ICL eye surgery. Most patients experience the optimal effects of the implantable contact lens procedure in about one to seven days. The total recovery period for ICL eye surgery is relatively short. Your eye should be completely healed within one to two months.

As you age, you may need to update your ICL prescription. However, as more information on implantable contact lens procedures is compiled, it appears that most prescriptions remain constant. This minimizes the need to exchange the original implantable contact lens with an ICL of a different strength.

The surgery is virtually pain free and only takes around 30 minutes to perform and patients should notice an improvement immediately after surgery. Recovery time from the surgery is relatively quick due to the minimally invasive nature of the surgery itself, with patients being fully healed in one month.

Advantages of ICL Surgery

* Accuracy is excellent

The vast majority of patients have a near perfect outcome with one surgery. Reoperations are unusual.

Quick Recovery

Great vision correction within a few hours, with patients seeing nearly 20/20 by the next day. Little or no pain.

Less visual side effects

Glare and halos are less common with ICL's because they cause less aberration in the eye. Night vision has been shown to be better in ICLs as well.

No effect on future surgeries
Since eye shape is not changed, there is no effect on other future surgeries, such as cataract surgery.


Once the lens is in place,, the change in nearsightedness is permanent.


If a problem does occur, the lens can be removed. Since the eye has not been significantly changed, it returns to its preoperative state.

Less Medical contraindications

Patients with dry eye syndrome do not need to worry that their condition will worsen with surgery. And patients with some of the other medical contraindications for LASIK are candidates for ICL

Other advantages : The lens is small, foldable, and injected through a tiny, painfree, self-sealing incision in your eye. The ICL provides highly predictable outcomes, excellent quality of vision and can be removed if necessary.

Dr. Neera Agrawal is one of the best eye surgeon in India, provides various eye treatments like, LASIK surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant etc at Neera Eye Centre, Delhi . Cost of ICL surgery in India is very low as compared to other western countries like, UK, USA, UAE, Africa etc.

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