For many people, glasses and contact lenses are not enough to correct their vision problems. ICL surgery is an option for those who want to improve their vision without relying on corrective lenses. Let’s look at exactly what this surgery is and how it can help you get the clear vision you’ve been searching for.
What Is ICL Surgery?
ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens, which is a type of surgical procedure that can be used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism, and hyperopia (farsightedness). During the procedure, a thin lens made of Collamer is placed between the iris and the natural lens in your eye.
The Collamer lens works by refocusing light entering your eye, helping to correct any refractive errors in your vision. The main advantage of this type of surgery is that it does not involve permanently altering the shape of your cornea, as other forms of corrective laser eye surgery do.
Benefits Of Surgery
One of the biggest benefits of surgery is that it can provide long-term results with little to no maintenance needed after the procedure. The Collamer lens used in this type of surgery does not require any special care or cleaning as traditional contact lenses do; you simply leave them in place until they naturally dissolve over time (which can take up to five years).
This makes it a great option for those who don’t want to worry about having to replace their contact lenses every few weeks or months. Additionally, this type of surgery has been shown to provide safe and effective results with minimal risk of complications or side effects such as dry eyes or infection.
Who Should Consider Surgery?
This surgery may be right for anyone who wants clear vision without having to rely on glasses or contact lenses. It’s also a good option for people who are looking for a long-term solution that won’t require frequent replacements or adjustments like traditional eyewear does.
However, it’s important to note that this type of surgery is only recommended for people with mild-to-moderate levels of nearsightedness; if you have more severe myopia, then another form of corrective laser eye surgery may be more appropriate for you.
Additionally, if you have certain medical conditions such as diabetes or glaucoma, then this type of procedure may not be suitable for you either, talk with your doctor before deciding whether this surgery is right for you.