ICL Refractive Surgery
ICL or Implantable Contact Lenses can be an excellent alternative to LASIK for medium to extreme nearsightedness. They provide excellent quality of vision and are now being used in many military situations.
If you’ve been told your nearsighted prescription is too strong for LASIK eye surgery or PRK eye surgery, there’s still hope! Implantable contact lenses, or ICL, are an alternative for patients who are not good candidates for laser eye surgery. It’s possible you can have flawless vision. Imagine living your life without glasses or contact lenses. With ICL, that dream could become a reality.
During the procedure, an invisible, undetected lens is placed into your eye. Unlike cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery and PRK eye surgery, no sensitive tissue is removed allowing for a fast recovery time. The procedure takes only 15 minutes in each eye, and you’ll be back on your feet the following day with clear vision. The implant is removable, unlike laser eye surgery, and the lens actually helps to block UV radiation from damaging your eyes.
The ICL Eye Surgery Process
At your first consultation, we will examine your eyes to assess your visual needs, vision history and prescription to develop a personalized vision correction plan or procedure that best fits your situation. ICL eye surgery is performed by Dr. Magruder at on outpatient surgery center close to the LaserVue office, and you can expect to be at the center for about two hours.
Here’s the best part of the process: You’ll see same-day results! If you have more questions, see a step-by-step guide of what to expect before, during and after your procedure.
The Risks of ICL Eye Surgery
The risks of ICL eye surgery are extremely small. Complications such as rare infections, corneal swelling and glaucoma have been reported nationwide, but can often be treated with antibiotics or other procedures. Furthermore, there is a slight risk of developing cataracts at an early age, but with LaserVue utilizing the most advanced technology, and with Dr. Magruder’s extensive experience performing ICL eye surgery, you can be sure you’re in great hands at LaserVue.
Find out more about the procedure, risks and if you’re a candidate for ICL eye surgery by requesting a no-pressure consultation today at Paliwal Eye Hospital.