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ICL / IPCL (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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A month after my laser eye treatment, I became the Dutch Air Rifle shooting champion.

Peter Hellenbrand - Olympic sharpshooter

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.

For detailed information about how it works before, during and after treatment, you can consult our patient portal.

Extensive information

This is how it works

These are the steps to go through for the ICL / IPCL (Extra lens) treatment.

  • Step 1 Schedule an appointment
  • Step 2 We will call you
  • Step 3 The preliminary examination
  • Step 4 The treatment
  • Step 5 Aftercare
Why an ICL Implant lens at Visus eye clinic?

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.

  • 9/10 patients

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

  • 99,9% of the operation

    is performed successfully.

  • 5 minutes per eye

    Time taken by the surgeon to place the Extra Lens.

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

Video ervaringen

How do prominent influencers look back on their treatment at VISUS Eye Clinic. Armed with a camera and a good story, they describe their experiences.

Milan Knol Bij visus oogkliniek voor ooglaser behandeling!
Endless Weekend Mijn relex smile ooglaser behandeling.
DusDavid Games Reve krijgt een spannende operatie!
Darcy & Kids Ogen laten laseren mijn ervaring en beelden operatie.
Utopia twins Bekijk hoe de Utopia twins hun behandeling hebben ervaren

Want to know how others have experienced their treatment?

  • 5 sterren Good experience!

    Had eye laser treatment last year. Still very happy with the treatment. Good explanation by visus and the treatment only takes a short time afterwards. Got rid of all complaints pretty quickly afterwards. A little more trouble with reflections when driving in the dark with rain, but apart from that, vision is very good!

    C.Koeyvoets - 23 December 2023
  • 5 sterren Very well served

    Helped very well. Informed well beforehand, did extensive research on the best treatment for me. Was helped quickly despite the crowds. Operation successful, clear explanation of how and what to do after the operation. Good aftercare. Highly recommended.

    Thymen De Frel - 19 December 2023
  • 5 sterren Good, professional clinic

    Good, professional clinic. Had both eyes treated with the Relex Smile in September 2022. Everything is super well and tightly organised. The treatment itself seems exciting but you are well guided and all worries are taken away, you feel you are in capable hands. Aftercare also well organised. Great vision now, no need for glasses. Well worth the money!

    Bart Vermeulen - 24 November 2023
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