What is an ICL?

What is ICL eye surgery? Dr. Matthew Russell explains intraocular contact lenses

An ICL or intraocular contact lens, sometimes called an intraocular collamer lens, is an ultra-thin biocompatible implant.

The ICL is like a contact lens, but instead of being designed to sit on the surface of the eye, it sits inside the eye in front of our natural lens.

It does exactly what a contact lens would do or a spectacle lens, and that is to correct the focusing abnormalities of the eye and to restore normal vision

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The implant sits in there without causing any problems at all, without anybody feeling it and without it being visible for the rest of a person’s life.3

An excellent place to start when you’re thinking about laser vision correction is to go to our website and take the online suitability test. In that way, you can, in a detailed manner, find out whether you’re likely to be a good candidate for laser treatment and then take the next step to call us and make an appointment for a free assessment.

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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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