Should you feel scared about implantable contact lens surgery?

Dr. Matthew Russell explains why you shouldn’t be scared of implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery.

Most people who are considering having ICL surgery are scared and concerned about the possibility of having surgery on their eyes. They may even feel more scared than people who are going to go through LASIK eye surgery.

ICL surgery is a very easy refractive surgery to have. The reason for that is, during the surgery, you are sedated. We provide twilight sedation, which means that you would be breathing for yourself, but you wouldn’t be conscious of anything happening.

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There is absolutely no pain because of the sedation, and because of the anaesthetic that we use during surgery. You will not be aware of anything happening, you will not see anything happening, and you won’t be able to hear or recall any of the procedure at all.

 The recovery is often rapid and pretty seamless and smooth for most people. Find out if you are suitable for implantable contact lenses.

If you would like to learn more about laser vision correction and understand which treatment is going to be most appropriate for you to free you from glasses and contact lenses, then please go to our website and book online for a free laser vision assessment.

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ABOUT THE EXPERT

Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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