ICL (Extra Lens)

The ICL treatment is a vision correction treatment. The ICL lens that is placed is permanent and requires no maintenance. This extra lens is used for patients where it is not possible to perform a laser eye treatment. Often these are eyes where the cornea is too thin or the eye deviation too high.

This treatment involves placing an additional lens in the back chamber of the eye (behind the iris) while preserving your own eye lens. The ICL lens comes between the iris and your eye lens. The function of the ICL lens can be compared to that of glasses or contact lenses, namely to ensure that the light reaches your retina.

 

Treatment overview

  • Perfect alternative to laser eye surgery
  • Possible in higher power deviations or thin cornea
  • For extreme strengths of -23.5 to +17 and cylinder strengths up to -6
  • Painless treatment
  • Very fast recovery
  • Between 18 and 50 years of age

ICL in short:
  • High deviation: De ICL behandeling is met name voor de extreem hoge sterktes

  • Very fast recovery: The ICL treatment is particularly for the extremely high deviation

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How does ICL implantation work?

The ICL treatment can be described as a vision correcting treatment. The ICL lens is placed behind the cornea of the eye (behind the iris) and in front of your own eye lens. The ICL lens that is placed is permanent and requires no maintenance. 

  1. Anesthesia Your eye is first anesthetized with eye drops. As a result, you will not feel any pain during the treatment.

  2. Implanting the lens The ophthalmologist makes a small opening in the eye. The ICL supplementary lens is inserted in a folded position.

  3. Closing the incision The incision is closed by applying a drop of saline solution to the incision. This closes the small incision on its own.

Why an ICL Implant lens at Visus eye clinic?

The ICL lens has been performed in Europe since 1997. Worldwide, more than 1,000,000 eyes have now been successfully treated with an ICL lens.

  • 9 out of 10

    Patienten zien de volgende dag voldoende om normaal te kunnen functioneren.

  • 99,9% of the operation

    is performed successfully.

  • 7 out of 10

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Drs. R. Korkmaz is one of Ophtec's top selected surgeons worldwide and contributes to the research and further development of the lens replacement treatment. Rahman Korkmaz, Cataract Surgeon & Ophthalmologist
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Want to know how others have experienced their treatment?

  • 5 sterren Very knowledgeable physicians who will answer any question...

    Very competent doctors who patiently answer every question and create a realistic picture. The nurses and ladies at the front desk are also very friendly and helpful. The stress doll I received during surgery has been given a nice spot on my closet. Many thanks from a very sharp looking and satisfied customer.

    C. van den Berg - 14 December 2021
  • 5 sterren Great result

    Just over a year ago I had my eyes lasered. For the first few months one eye still had a reasonable deviation. It is now almost completely gone and I can see super sharp again. Thanks Visus!

    Ivan - 8 December 2021
  • 5 sterren Relex Smile…

    I had the Relex-Smile treatment in July 2020, my left eye was -5.75 and my right eye was -5.50. The treatment itself took no more than 10 minutes, after that I suffered from stinging eyes for a few days but vision was 100% almost immediately. I doubted for a long time but now I am so happy. Thank you Visus...

    Renate Rasic - 9 January 2022
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ICL when to call


Lens replacement

What is normal (first 3-4 days)?
  • First 6 hours Eye irritation, sand grain feeling
  • First week mild headache / general malaise
  • First week of photosensitivity
  • Less good vision in the dark for the first 3 months
  • First 3 months Dry eyes feeling

When to call
  • In case of nausea, headache (eye pain)
  • Sudden sharp drop in visibility
  • With increasing redness
  • Persistent flashes of light for more than 10 minutes

Relex® SMILE

What is normal (first 3-4 days)?
  • Slight stabbing pain / grain of sand for the first 6 hours
  • Want to keep the eyelids closed for the first 6 hours
  • First week of photosensitivity
  • First week slight headache / general malaise
  • Not being able to look at the screen (closely) well in the first week
  • First 3 months dry eyes feeling

When to call?
  • Pressing / stabbing pain
  • A sharp drop in visibility
  • redness

ICL (Extra Lens)

What is normal (first 3-4 days)?
  • First 6 hours Irritation to the eye, sand grain sensation
  • First week Mild headache/ general malaise
  • First week of light sensitivity
  • First 3 months of reduced vision in the dark
  • First 3 months dry eye feeling

When to call?
  • Sharp decline in vision
  • With increasing redness
  • Persistent light flashes longer than 10 minutes
  • Nausea

IntraLASIK

What is normal (first 3-4 days)?
  • Eye pain for the first 6 hours
  • Can't tolerate sun / light well for the first week
  • First week mild headache / general malaise
  • Not being able to look at the screen (closely) well in the first week
  • First 3 months Dry eyes feeling

When to call
  • In case of a lot of (persistent) pain for more than 6 hours after the treatment
  • Strong drop in visibility
  • With increasing redness
  • If you have been in the eye within the first week after treatment and you have a lot of pain and reduced visual acuity afterwards.

TransPRK

What is normal (first 3-4 days)?
  • A lot of pain in the eye / eyes for the first 3-4 days
  • Swollen eyelids for the first 3-4 days
  • Can't stand light for the first week
  • First week mild headache / general malaise
  • Bad vision for the first week
  • First 3 months dry eyes feeling

When to call?
  • The development of a white spot (infection) in the center of the eye.
  • With increasing redness
  • In case of a lot of (persistent) pain after removing the bandage lens