Internal Collamer Lens (ICL)
The Internal Collamer Lens (ICL), also known as the "Internal Contact Lens", is a lens implant that goes inside the eye. The ICL sits behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The lens implant reduces or corrects nearsightedness. The ICL treats nearsightedness ranging from -4.0 to -20.00 diopters. The ICL is approved as a permanent device but if one were so inclined it can be removed.
Who is a prospective candidate for an ICL?
- Patients that are too nearsighted to be treated with an excimer laser.
- Patients that have corneas that are too thin to reshape using LVC.
- Patients who show signs of corneal irregularity.
- Patients who feel more comfortable with a procedure that can be reversed.
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