An implantable Collamer lens (ICL) is an artificial, intraocular lens that’s permanently implanted in the eye to improve your vision. The lens is used to treat myopia or nearsightedness, hyperopia or farsightedness, and astigmatism.
ICL surgery can permanently diminish your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The surgery typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and recovery is quick. The procedure is also considered to be safe, but it can potentially cause side effects like cataracts or vision loss.
ICL is a possible alternative for people who can’t get laser eye surgery. However, the surgery isn’t safe for everyone. When considering the procedure, talk to a doctor to determine if it’s right for you.
The success rate of ICL surgery ranks high, with a satisfaction rate of 99.9%. In India, the ICL implants range from approximately USD 1,062 to USD 1,659 per eye.