ICL as an alternative to laser surgery
ICL refers to a lens similar to a soft contact lens, which during surgery is placed between the eye's natural lens and the iris. The lens bends (refracts) light on the retina which produces clear vision. The lens adapts completely to the eye and is not noticeable at all. ICL is a good option if the refractive error is large or the cornea is particularly thin.
In excimer laser surgery for severe nearsightedness the optical zone is quite small compared to the optical zone achieved by ICL lens. That is why ICL offers the best possible quality of vision for severe nearsightedness.
ICL lenses are manufactured by the Swiss pharmaceutical company STAAR, and the lenses made of patented collamer material. Collamer is a tissue-friendly, very soft and light material.
from Pre-examination to ICL surgery
Before ICL surgery a preliminary eye examination at Eira Hospital is performed. In the examination the suitability for ICL surgery is assessed.
In the preliminary examination, the refractive power of the eye, intraocular pressure, curvature of the cornea and the condition of the fundus are examined and the dimensions of the eye are measured.
If ICL surgery is deemed possible for you, we will book you a paid appointment with the operating eye surgeon. The surgeon will analyze the preliminary examinations made by the hospital optician. Afterwards you will be ordered a made-to-measure ICL from the manufacturer. When the delivery time of the ICL is confirmed, the date of the surgery is agreed with the eye surgeon.