Lybrate Logo
Get the App
For Doctors
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2023

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Profile Image
Dr. Nikhil NastaOphthalmologist • 23 Years Exp.MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology, ICO


Hello friends,

I'm Dr. Nikhil Nasta. So, today I'm going to talk to you about a very beautiful surgery called ICL which is an implantable collamer lens so you wear glasses, you went to get a laser operation done and the doctor told you, you're not the correct candidate your cornea is too thin or your number is too high and we can't really offer you anything else, don't feel so let down, don't feel so dejected there are lots of options for you now, there is a new surgery which is called ICL, just like you wear contact lenses, we're going to fit a lens into your eye we're going to put it into your eye and this lens is not going to damage your cornea so what if your corneas thin? it's okay so what if your number is very high? it's also very okay we will cure it. We're going to put a lens just like you have a cataract where you put a lens in the eye, this is not a cataract we are not going to touch your natural lens which God has given you, we are going to implant something just very thin right on top of that, we can take it out whenever we like means we can, you can't do it at home.

It's a surgery, you get a lot of parameters check then we send your data to the guys who make these lenses we get some reports from there and that lens comes customized built for your number, for your specifications in your eye. You come, we get the surgery done it takes about 20 to 30 minutes for the surgery, if all goes well you see brilliantly the next day there can be issues with this cause it's a little tricky we're working in a very small space so some patients may experience redness, they may experience some inflammation, they may experience some pressure rise in the eye which we treat with medications but overall the success rate of this surgery is superb. So ask your doctor, visit, check details don't feel it's the end of the world even if you have a higher number or if you have thinner cornea or whatever it may be, check if you're a candidate for an ICL and mostly you will be. So there is still hope, don't feel dejected, wish you all the best I hope you get a good treatment done. If you liked this video and you want to see more videos like that please log on to

Thank you.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

Ask a free question

Get FREE multiple opinions from Doctors

posted anonymously

Book appointment with top doctors for Farsightedness treatment

View fees, clinc timings and reviews

Treatment Enquiry

Get treatment cost, find best hospital/clinics and know other details