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    Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

    An ICL is also known as known as phakic IOL (or phakic intraocular lens). It is performed to treat short-sightedness (also known as near-sightedness or myopia)

    An ICL is ideal for individuals under 40 years of age who do not yet need reading glasses. The implanted lens is most commonly placed behind the iris and in front of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. It is designed to last for life, and can be easily removed in the at a later stage in life if cataract surgery is required. An ICL corrects short-sightedness (myopia), significantly improving one’s vision without glasses.

    Treatment is tailored to the individual to facilitate the best possible vision that will suit their lifestyle requirements. It is important to bear in mind that there is no perfect solution to match all lifestyle needs. During the consultation, the surgeon will help you pick an option that is most suitable for you.