No, there is no pain during the procedure as anaesthesia eye drops are instilled before, during and after the procedure. You may experience some sensation of touch as the surgeon prepares your eye for surgery.
The vision will be blurry for the first 6 hours and there may be discomfort and tearing for the first 3-4 hours. We advise the patient to go home and rest/sleep after the treatment and the discomfort will be much reduced after resting.
ICL is a cosmetic treatment and therefore the usage of Medisave is not approved. Similarly, insurance policies generally do not cover for ICL treatments.
We recommend ICL for people above the age of 18 years old. There is no age limit for ICL as long as the eye is free of diseases/abnormalities and the patient stands to benefit from a refractive correction surgery. During the assessment session, the doctor will also screen for eye abnormalities that will contraindicate a patient from undergoing the ICL preocedure.
For patients below the legal age of 21 years old, a signed consent from a parent/guardian is required.
More than 99% of patients enjoy good vision after ICL. They do not require the use of glasses or contact lenses even years after ICL.
If you have been diagnosed to have mild cataracts, it is not advisable to undergo the ICL treatment. The doctor may recommend a cataract surgery instead when the vision has been affected by the cataract formation.
If you previously have had retinal laser treatments for retinal holes/degeneration, it may still be possible to undergo the ICL procedure. The doctor will perform a dilated eye examination to determine your retinal health, and advise on your suitability for ICL.
No, a previous ICL surgery will not prohibit or complicate future treatments of other eye conditions. You may still undergo a cataract surgery or retinal laser treatment successfully.
Yes, you may still continue to wear these lenses. Unlike LASIK, the ICL treatment does not alter the shape/curvatures of the cornea and therefore you may still wear these lenses (minus the degree!).
It is placed behind the iris and in front of the eye’s crystalline lens. The ICL does not touch any internal structures within your line of vision and is designed to stay in position.
Extensive research and development preceded the introduction of the ICL. The lens has been implanted in over 375,000 eyes worldwide. The satisfaction rate among patients is extremely high – above 99%. The ICL provides excellent and stable outcomes.
The ICL offers treatment flexibility. If your vision changes dramatically, the lens can be removed and replaced.
The ICL avoids problems experienced with traditional contact lenses. It is designed to remain in place inside your eye, without maintenance. A routine, annual visit to your eye doctor is recommended to make sure everything remains safe and effective.