ICL – Phakic Implant
İzmir Kaskaloglu Eye Hospital
ICL- İmplantable contact lens is primarily used to treat patients whose eyes are not suitable for Laser Vision Correction because of high refractive errors or unsuitable corneas. Prof. Kaskaloglu has more than 20 years and Dr.Bilgehan Sezgin Asena has more than 10 years experience with this tecnique. In their hand this operation lasts less than 5 minutes. We exclusively use Visian ICL from Staar company which has had more than 1000000 implants worldwide. You can have more information about this technique from this web site: https://discovericl.com/
The best candidates for the Visian ICL are between the ages of 21 and 50, with moderate to severe myopia or hyperopia with or without astigmatism.It is best if the candidate has not had any previous ophthalmic surgery and does not have a history of ophthalmic disease such as glaucoma, iritis or diabetic retinopathy.
The Visian ICL and Toric ICL are capable of correcting a wide range of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism without the removal or destruction of corneal tissue. The ICL is a small, foldable, injectable lens that is inserted through a tiny, 3 mm incision that does not require sutures. The ICL provides predictable refractive outcomes and excellent quality of vision due to its placement inside the eye, as well as its optical performance. For more info visit https://discovericl.com/
No. The Visian ICL is designed to remain in place within the eye without maintenance. An annual examination done by your ophthalmologist is recommended to make sure that everything is fine.
No. Because the lens is positioned behind the iris, neither you, nor an observer will be able to identify the lens in place. The cosmetic appearance of the Visian ICL is perfect, and there is no way for a non-professional to notice that a visual correction is in place.
The ICL surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient has surgery and leaves the same day. A light, topical or local anesthetic is administered and there is very little discomfort and normally no pain associated with the procedure. Some drops or perhaps oral medication may be prescribed.