ICL Surgery

ICL surgery or Implantable Collamer Lens surgery is a procedure, in which a pair of artificial lenses is permanently implanted into the eyes. The lens is inserted permanently, so it does not require to be removed like normal contact lenses. These micro lenses correct refractive error for the long-term. Conditions like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism are treated by putting ICLs between the natural lens and iris of the eyes. This lens makes the existing lens bend the light rays towards the retina leading to the normal good vision.  ICL is just like contact lenses that are permanently embedded in the eyes.

ICL is another effective surgery to correct refractive error. Like other corrective surgeries. However, it does not guarantee the complete correction of vision problems. Although, it can minimize the use of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

  • No blood
  • No pain
  • No hospitalisation
Vision ICL Specs Removal
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When to choose ICL Surgery over Lasik?

high eye power
Eye power higher than 8D & up to 18D
corneal thickness
Cornea weaker than 450 microns
Unhealthy cornea involving Keratoconus
Unhealthy cornea involving Keratoconus
Dry eye conditions
Dry eye conditions

Which Conditions can ICL surgery treat?

ICL surgery is similar to LASIK in that it also helps in removal of glasses or contact lenses. However, instead of reshaping the cornea, ICL surgery involves implanting a small lens inside the eye. 

Normal Vision
Myopia [Near Sightedness]
Hyperopia [Far Sightedness]

ICL Surgery Cost

ProcedurePrice/Eye (₹)Key Benefit
Standard LASIK12,000Basic standard surgery for specs removal
C LASIK16,000Customized to cornea
Contoura Vision25,000Corneal polishing and aberration removal for super vision.
TransPRK32,000One step procedure: Bladeless, Flapless, Touchless, and Safest
Femto LASIK55,000Laser used to create flap
ICL Surgery55,000Eye lens replaced with a new lens
IPCL Surgery55,000Small Incision | High Quality Vision | Quick Healing
Smart Surf LASIK45,0005D Eye tracking with aberration removal | Max tissue saving
SMILE80,000Laser used to extract eye tissue for vision correction
Staar ICL80,000High Quality Vision | Quicker Recovery

ICL Lens options

There are many different types of ICL lenses available. Each type has its own unique set of features and benefits:

  • Vision ICL: The Vision ICL is a popular choice for those who want to improve their vision with minimalistic surgery. This type of lens is placed in front of the eye and helps correct refractive errors. The Vision ICL is made from a soft material and is designed to be comfortable to wear.
  • Staar ICL: The Staar ICL is another popular choice. This type of lens is also placed in front of the eye and helps to correct refractive errors. The Staar ICL is made from a hard material and is designed to be durable.
  • EVO visian ICL: The EVO visian ICL is a newer type of lens that is becoming increasingly popular. This lens is placed behind the eye and helps to correct refractive errors. The EVO visian ICL is made from a soft material and is designed to be comfortable to wear.
  • IPCL: The IPCL is the most recent type of lens to hit the market. This lens is also placed behind the eye and helps to correct refractive errors. 

Signs you need ICL Surgery

All signs for Contoura Vision, LASIK, and smile are also indications of ICL as it provides high quality vision and is not tampering with the cornea. As in the case of Contoura Vision/LASIK/SMILE procedures.

Over 6,00,000 ICL’s have been implanted worldwide over the last 16 years. ICL surgery is the safest option in specs power of 8 or more. In moderate powers, they are favored when the cornea is thin if one has dry eyes and LASIK is not advisable.

If you have the following conditions, you may need ICL surgery. If you have-

  • Eye power higher than 8 dioptres and up to 18 dioptres.
  • Cornea weaker than 450 microns
  • Cylinder power of the eye higher than 3.5 diopters
  • Unhealthy cornea involving Keratoconus
  • Dry eye conditions
  • Any state where LASIK is not a proper option

Benefits Of ICL

Precise Vision Correction

ICL has been recognized in Europe since 1997 and in the U.S. since 2005. From that time, over 500,000 eyes have undergone ICL implantation by Specialised, certified, functional surgeons. Research displays a 99% patient satisfaction rate. In addition to that, one additionally receives the following benefits:

  • Eye power higher than 8 dioptres and up to 18 dioptres.
  • Cornea weaker than 450 microns
  • Cylinder power of the eye higher than 3.5 diopters
  • Unhealthy cornea involving Keratoconus

IOLS can be removed later

One of the most obvious concerns people have on laser-based correction is that the procedure forever changes the shape of their eye by eliminating corneal tissue. The advantage of the ICL is that it can forever correct one’s vision yet no natural tissue is eliminated or reshaped in any way through the procedure. If for some strange reason one needs or wishes to eliminate their ICLs in the future.

Do not cause ‘Dry Eyes’

ICLs are less likely to cause dry eyes as compared to other LASIK surgeries. There is no part of the eye removed. In Fact this surgery is performed on patients with dry eyes. Therefore, it causes minimal side effects.

Better Night Time Vision

ICL gives better nighttime vision than LASIK with minor complaints of haloes, distortions of light, and consciousness to bright light. Recovery is also quick because no eye tissue is removed during implantation.

Risks of ICL Surgery

Though ICL surgery is quite safe, there are some complications that you may face. Such as-

  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the increased pressure in your eye. So, if the ICL is not placed correctly it can lead to increased pressure in the eye/glaucoma.

  • Early cataract: ICLs increase the risk of developing cataract. Implanted lens decreases the circulation of fluid or may cause serious inflammation which increases the risk of developing cataracts. 

  • Blurry vision: Blurry vision can be caused by some rare complications of ICL surgery. For instance, even glaucoma, cataract or an eye infection can affect your vision.

  • Retinal detachment: Retinal detachment may happen during the eye surgery. Although it’s rare because the success rate of this eye surgery is quite high. But if the retina gets detached from its original position, immediate attention is required.

ICL Surgery Doctors

Doctor Shweta Jain
Dr. Shweta Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Neha Wadhwa
Dr. Saurabh Jain
Dr. Saurabh Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Harleen Kaur
Dr. Harleen Kaur
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK

ICL Surgery Facilities

Frequently Asked Question’s

ICL eye surgery is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. During the procedure, your surgeon will place an implantable contact lens into your eye, where it will remain permanently.

At Eye Mantra Anand Vihar, ICL surgery starts from Rs. 55,000. The cost increases as you go for premium lenses / IOLs.

The Visian ICL procedure is an outpatient procedure that usually takes a round of 15-20 minutes. Earlier to the procedure, one will get topical anaesthesia drops to reduce pain. Then the doctor produces a micro-opening to inject the lens into the eye with an injector.

The ICL is different from other refractive procedures as :

  • Does not cut or eliminate tissue from the cornea
  • Cornea holds it a natural shape
  • Durable surgery over time, no regression
  • Secured for greater degrees of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and thin corneas

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