ICL (implantable contact lens)
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
What is ICL
ICL is a so-called phacic IOL, which is implanted into the eye in addition to the existing natural lens. The lens is manufactured from highly biocompatible Collamer and looks like a soft contactlens. The lens is custom fitted and custom manufactured to the patients needs.
The ICL is implanted via a 3 mm microcut into die anterior chamber of the eye. The eye is numbed only with eyedrops. Patients can opt for a general anaesthesia.
The surgery is minimally invasive and completey reversible.
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What is so special about ICLs?
Patients with high myopia and/or high astigmatism can be very handicapped, because glasses and/or contacts do not produce good visual acuity.
For medical/anatomical reasons these patients are often no canditates for LASIK or SMILE. For these patients an ICL is the perfect alternative.
We use EVO Visian ICL lenses from the renown producer Staar Surgical (www.discoverevo.com). The lens resembles a soft contact lens, the material is biocompatible Collamer and the lens has a UV filter.
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At AOZ Heidelberg many years of experience in ophthalmic surgery meet thousands of successfully performed intraocular and refractive procedures: Dr. Rainer Volz is a specialist in intraocular surgery and has performed tens of thousands of intraocular and refractive surgeries in more than 25 years. Dr. Jaron Schilling is our Topsurgeon for PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision, SMILE and LASIK with over 1,000 surgeries per year.
Why ICL ?
Course of a ICL procedure
Come in and find out, if you are a candidate. Timeframe 1 hour.
Prior to surgery we do a very detailed exam of your eyes, which includes various measurements, ultrasound, topographies and corneal biomicroskopy.
The resulting data are base for the calculation of your customized ICL.
The eye will be completely numbed with eye-drops. If you prefer, you can also have a general anaesthesia and sleep during the procedure.
The surgery is done with the use of a surgical microscope. Through a very small incision at the side of your eye the customized lens is implanted and the incision is sealed again sutureless.
After surgery you can relax in one of our comfortable suites. We treat you to a light snack and a coffee, if you like. You can leave for home whenever you like. An appointment for the next day is made.
You will receive eyedrops from us and instructions how to use them.
You do not have to expect any pain.
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