ICL – Implantable Contact Lens
We do not use laser here, instead we adjust the incorrect vision with the help of an extra lens which is placed in the eye. The operation itself is simple, almost pain free and only takes a few minutes. You see relatively well already the same day, and the sight is already stabile after a few days. Well placed behind the iris and in front of your own lens, the ICL lenses are permanent and do not need shifting. ScanHealth is one of Norway´s leading clinics with this technique. We have performed over 600 such operations since starting in 2001, and the results of our operations have been presented at several national and international conferences.
Who is suitable for treatment?
This treatment is more actual for patients with larger sight problems than those we advise to treat with the usual laser treatment. Near sighted -7.00 and upwards and far sighted from +6.00 and upwards are recommended areas for this treatment. Astigmatisms up to -6.00 can also be corrected, but this only applies for near sightedness.
People who choose to be operated with ICL often have severe errors of sight. The aim of this operation is to reduce or preferably eliminate the daily need for glasses or contact lenses. Over 75% of the ICL patients do without their glasses or contact lenses. In addition there is a considerable improvement in the quality of sight and life. The sight remains stable after this operation.