ICL Eligibility Criteria

ICL Overview

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery is a vision correction procedure that involves the implantation of a thin, prescription lens inside the eye to correct refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Unlike LASIK or PRK, ICL surgery doesn’t reshape the cornea; instead, it works alongside the natural lens to improve vision. 


It is suitable for individuals with moderate to high refractive errors or those who are not good candidates for other vision correction methods. ICL surgery is generally safe and provides long-lasting vision improvement, but it’s essential to consult with an eye surgeon to determine its suitability for your specific needs.


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Criteria for Selection

Candidates for ICL surgery must satisfy the following conditions before going under the procedure:


Typically, candidates should be between the ages of 21 and 45. The age range may vary depending on the manufacturer of the ICL, so it’s essential to consult with your eye surgeon for specific age requirements.

Eye Health

Candidates should have overall good eye health, free from conditions such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, or severe dry eye syndrome. Your eye surgeon will thoroughly examine your eyes to assess their health.

Stability in vision

Candidates should have stable vision for at least one year, meaning their refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism) has not significantly changed during that time.

Refractive Error

ICL surgery is suitable for individuals with moderate to high myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia  (farsightedness), or astigmatism.

Thickness of the Cornea

ICL surgery does not involve reshaping the cornea like LASIK, but there should be sufficient corneal thickness to accommodate the ICL safely.

Pupil Size

Adequate pupil size is essential for ICL surgery. Your eye surgeon will measure your pupil size to ensure it is within the appropriate range for selected  model.

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