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Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Surgery at Novomed

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery is a cutting-edge vision correction procedure that offers an alternative to traditional methods like glasses and contact lenses, as well as laser eye surgery techniques such as LASIK and PRK.

At Novomed Ophthalmology Center in Dubai, we are committed to providing you with world-class eye care services, and our Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Surgery is no exception. Our team of highly skilled ophthalmologists and eye care professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve clear vision and improved quality of life through this advanced and safe surgical procedure.

What is an Implantable Collamer Lens?

An Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is a small, flexible lens that is implanted in the eye to correct vision problems. ICLs are made of a biocompatible material called collamer, which is a combination of collagen and plastic. Collamer is a safe and well- tolerated material that has been used in eye surgery for many years.

What Does ICL Surgery Treat?

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery is a state-of-the-art vision correction procedure designed to address a wide range of refractive errors, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Unlike traditional LASIK or PRK procedures, ICL surgery does not involve the removal of corneal tissue, making it a reversible option for vision correction.

What happens during Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery?

  1. Consultation: Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation with one of our ophthalmologists. During this visit, we will assess your eye health, vision, and discuss your goals for vision correction.
  2. Customized Treatment Plan: Based on the evaluation, our team will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. We will explain the procedure in detail, answer your questions, and address any concerns you may have.
  3. Surgery Day: On the day of your surgery, you can expect a comfortable and efficient experience. ICL surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, allowing you to return home the same day. The surgery will begin with the dilation and numbing of your eyes, your surgeon will proceed by creating a tiny incision (usually about 3 mm) at the cornea’s base. Subsequently, the implantable lens will be folded and carefully placed within the incision, adjusting its position behind your iris and in front of your natural lens for optimal vision correction. Due to the minimal size of the incision, stitches are unnecessary in most cases, as they tend to heal on their own.
  4. Recovery and Follow-Up: After your surgery, we will provide clear instructions for your recovery, including the use of prescribed medications and post-operative care. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure your vision is improving as expected.
  5. Results: Following the procedure, many patients notice enhanced vision almost instantly, with their vision stabilizing in the subsequent weeks. It is vital to adhere to the post-operative guidance provided by your surgeon, which includes the application of prescribed eye drops and other medications.

What are the benefits of ICL surgery?

  • Short Recovery Period: One of the advantages of ICL surgery is its relatively short recovery period compared to some other vision correction procedures.
  • Immediate Improvement: Many patients experience improved vision almost immediately after the surgery.
  • Minimal Discomfort: Discomfort is usually mild and short-lived. Some patients may experience light sensitivity and dryness, which can be managed with prescribed eye drops.
  • Reversible Option: Unlike other vision correction procedures, ICL surgery is reversible. If your prescription changes over time or if you decide on a different vision correction method in the future, the lens can be removed.
  • Full Recovery: Most patients can return to normal activities within a few days to a week. However, it’s essential to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions for optimal healing.
  • Natural Look and Feel: The ICL is positioned behind the iris and is virtually undetectable. You’ll enjoy clear vision without the inconvenience of glasses or contacts.

Why Choose Novomed for ICL Surgery?

  1. Expertise and Experience: Our team of board-certified ophthalmologists has extensive experience in performing ICL surgeries. You can trust Novomed to deliver the highest quality care and results.
  2. Personalized Treatment: We understand that each patient is unique. Our ophthalmologists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if ICL surgery is right for you and customize the treatment plan to meet your specific needs and visual goals.
  3. Cutting-Edge Technology: Novomed is equipped with the latest technology and equipment to ensure precise and safe ICL surgeries. We use advanced imaging and measurement tools to achieve optimal outcomes.
  4. Safety First: Your safety is our top priority. ICL surgery is a minimally invasive procedure with a proven safety record. Our experienced surgeons and dedicated support staff will guide you through every step of the process.

Book Your Appointment at Novomed Today!

If you’re considering ICL surgery or seeking expert advice on your vision correction options, Novomed is here for you. Contact us today at 8006686 to schedule your consultation with one of our ophthalmologists in Dubai, and take the first step toward a clearer vision and happier life.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is ICL surgery?

ICL surgery is a refractive procedure designed to correct vision problems, primarily for individuals with high levels of nearsightedness (myopia) who may not be suitable candidates for LASIK or PRK. It involves implanting a prescription lens inside the eye to improve vision.

  1. Am I a candidate for ICL surgery?

Candidates for ICL surgery typically have moderate to high levels of nearsightedness but are otherwise in good eye health. Your eye doctor will assess your suitability during a pre-operative evaluation.

  1. Is ICL surgery safe?

While ICL surgery is generally considered safe and carries a low likelihood of complications, it is essential to acknowledge that, akin to all surgical interventions, potential risks and adverse effects exist. Engaging in a conversation regarding these matters with your surgeon as part of your consultation is advisable.

  1. How long does the surgery take?

ICL surgery is typically a quick procedure, often taking about 15-30 minutes for both eyes. However, the time may vary depending on individual factors and the surgeon’s technique.

  1. Is ICL surgery painful?

No, ICL surgery is generally not painful. Local anesthesia and numbing eye drops are used to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. You may experience mild discomfort or irritation afterwards, which is usually temporary.


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