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Phakic Lens Surgery In Bandra and Kandivali

Feb 16, 2018

What is Phakic Lens (ICL) Surgery?

Phakic lens surgery is an advanced and innovative vision correction procedure designed to address refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Unlike procedures that involve removing or reshaping the natural lens of the eye, phakic lens surgery preserves the eye's natural lens, offering an alternative solution for those seeking freedom from glasses and contact lenses.

Phakic Lens (ICL) Surgery? Phakic Lens (ICL) Surgery In Mumbai?

Who is Eligible for Phakic Lens (ICL) Surgery?

Phakic lens surgery is an excellent option for individuals who:
- Have stable vision prescriptions.
- Are not suitable candidates for LASIK or other corneal-based procedures.
- Seek high-quality vision correction without altering the natural structure of the cornea.

Additionally, candidates for phakic lens surgery should undergo a thorough eye examination to ensure their eligibility and to determine the most suitable type of phakic lens for their specific needs.

Benefits of Spherical Phakic Lens (ICL)

1. Spectacle Independence: Phakic lens surgery, particularly with Spherical ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens), provides clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
2. Reversible Option : While intended to be a permanent solution, Spherical ICL can be removed if necessary, allowing for reversibility.
3. Rapid Recovery : The procedure typically involves a short downtime, allowing patients to resume their normal activities quickly.
4. High Refractive Error Correction : Spherical ICL proves highly effective in addressing a broad spectrum of refractive errors, encompassing significant degrees of both myopia and hyperopia.
ICL's Range of Correction : - Myopia (Nearsightedness): From -0.5D to -18D
- Hyperopia (Farsightedness): From +0.5D to +10D
- Astigmatism or cylinder power 0.5D to 6D
5. Reduced Dry Eyes : Unlike some corneal-based procedures, phakic lens surgery is associated with a lower risk of causing dry eye syndrome.

How It Works?

Phakic lens surgery, specifically using Spherical ICL, involves the implantation of a specially designed lens behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. The procedure follows these key steps:

1. Preparation: Comprehensive eye examinations and measurements are conducted to determine the correct lens power and size.
2. Anesthesia: Topical or local anesthesia is administered for patient comfort.
3. Incision: A small incision is made at the edge of the cornea to allow for the insertion of the phakic lens.
4. Lens Insertion: The phakic lens is carefully positioned behind the iris, ensuring proper alignment for optimal vision correction.
5. Recovery: Patients are typically able to return home shortly after the procedure, with follow-up appointments scheduled to monitor healing and visual acuity.

Phakic lens surgery offers a customizable and precise solution for vision correction while maintaining the natural anatomy of the eye.

In conclusion, phakic lens surgery, especially with Spherical ICL, is a cutting-edge option for individuals seeking clear and sustainable vision correction without compromising the natural structure of the eye.


Patient Testimonial

Marita Lorain SequieraI have been wearing glasses for 27 years and am finally free of them forever! A very detailed review ahead :)

I have very high progressive myopia by birth. It runs in the family. I am 29 years old right now and my prescription is -19 in my right eye and -18 in my left. Opticians have been struggling for years to make glasses for me and my prescription changes every single year 🥲

I first found Ojas Eye hospital in 2023 via some research and Google ratings. Seeing great reviews from so many people regarding ICL made me consider ICL for myself as well. Wearing glasses were creating so many issues in my daily life and with the progression in my myopia every year it was almost impossible to live a normal life anymore with my really thick glasses. Finally decided to take the step and got a consultation at Ojas eye hospital in the first week of January 2024. Dr. Niteen assured me that ICL with Phakic lenses would be my safest option to live a glasses free life. And let me tell you, everyone from the doctor himself to the counselor to each and every optometrist and the staff at this hospital is an absolute gem. They will do their best in making sure the entire process goes as smoothly as possible for you and they will stay in constant touch with you regarding everything. All my questions and doubts were answered by Dr. Niteen as well as all of the optometrists.

I finally had the ICL procedure this week - January 29th and January 31st (both eyes were done 2 days apart). The surgeries were a breeze, and life is already so much better! 27 years of wearing glasses continuously, having to look for them first thing after waking up and being bullied all my life for how thick my glasses were is now history :)

Its been 3 days post-op and I can already see really well through both the eyes. My far away vision feels amazing and is at 6/6 as stated in the follow up tests. I can see absolutely crystal clear in daylight and well lit places.

I am currently having a few moments of haziness here and there, a few low light/night time vision issues, a little close-up vision blurriness and some minor irritation and eye soreness, but after my follow up today (day 3 post-op) I was assured that this is completely normal and to be expected especially given my high myopia. Great things take time and my eyes are still healing, the vision will keep improving in the following days/weeks as the healing process completes.

Regardless of the improvements in the coming days, it already feels great to be able to see and navigate through life without glasses. I am super grateful to Dr. Niteen who is extremely skilled at what he does and also super super thankful to each and every staff member at Ojas Eye hospital for making this entire process so easy and rewarding for me.

Marita Lorain Sequiera


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