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Implantable Contact Lens. An implantable contact lens can be used to improve the vision of patients suffering from a cataract or presbyopia. Also referred to as a phakic intraocular lens, an ICL replaces the eye's natural lens.
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) are indicated for patients unsuitable for LASIK with extremes of myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and/or astigmatism. Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) are often used to correct vision in patients unsuitable for LASIK (thin corneas, high nearsightedness, etc). They are designed to correct visual problems much the same way as an external contact lens. Unlike external contact lens, Implantable Contact Lenses are placed inside the eye behind the iris (colored part of the eye) and in front of the eye's natural lens. Unlike LASIK, the ICL is a reversible procedure.
Implantable Contact Lens. A contact lens that is surgically inserted into the anterior chamber and attached to the iris. This may be utilized as an alternative to LASIK or PRK. Go to Top