A revolutionary and reversible solution to crystal clear vision for those with a very high glasses prescription.
What are ICL implants?
ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an advanced, thin, artificial lens that functions similar to a contact lens. It’s implanted into the eye which sits on top of your own natural lens and behind the iris (the coloured part of the eye). The lens cannot be felt while in the eye. It is made from a very stable and biocompatible material called collamer which contains a small amount of purified collagen, the lens also has a UV light filter for added protection of your eyes.
What are the results with ICL implants?
Over 1 million procedures completed around the World
99.4% of patients would have the ICL procedure again*
99% of patients are satisfied with their vision after ICL
Am I suitable for ICL?
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1 Min. Assessment
30 Sec. Assessment
If you are aged 20-45 years old and frustrated with your glasses or contact lenses, this could be the perfect solution to make you glasses free.
It’s an ideal solution if you have severe short-sightedness (more than -10) or long sightedness (more than +6)
The ICL doesn’t affect the natural focussing ability of the eye (called accommodation). This is why ICL is an ideal solution if you are 21 to 45 years old as the accommodation is most effective until we are in our 4th decade. Beyond this refractive lens exchange is a better option for people who are not suitable for laser eye surgery.
Benefits of ICL
Private and NHS roles
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see how it works
What to Expect
On the Day of Your Treatment
1. Warm welcome
2. Ensuring you are comfortable
3. ICL implant
The ICL implant is inserted into your eye through a 3mm keyhole incision. The operation takes around 10 – 15 minutes.You should soon be ready to see the world in all its glory.
After the Treatment
1. What to Expect
2. Aftercare drops and advice
3. The future
Dr Arbabi is a very kind, compassionate and highly recommended surgeon. He really puts patients at ease and help you through every step of your journey towards a better sight
ICL Implant step by step answer to all your questions
This is a safe operation but like any other operation there are some level of risks which include:
- Over or under correction of your prescription: This is usually treatable with further surgery or laser
- increase in ocular pressure and glaucoma
- need to exchange or reposition the ICL
- Early onset cataract or damage to the lens capsule
- less than 1% risk of retinal detachment
- glare, halos or double vision
- Loss of cells from back of the cornea