Your caring and experienced specialist in ICL in Melbourne
Dr Anton van Heerden brings his expertise in refractive procedures to offer ICL eye surgery to the Melbourne community. Short for implantable contact lens or implantable collamer lens, Melbourne patients looking for freedom from glasses and contacts will be happy to find they are in good hands with Dr van Heerden and his team at Eye Laser Specialists.
What is ICL?
For some Melbourne patients, traditional eye laser procedures such as LASIK are not always suitable. In these cases, ICL surgery for these Melbourne clients could be the perfect option for clear vision free from the inconvenience of glasses and contact lenses.
ICL eye surgery at our Melbourne clinic involves the insertion of an artificial lens implant between the iris and the lens of the eye. This is like having a contact lens surgically implanted in the eye, which is why ICL is also known as an implantable contact lens. Melbourne patients are invited to book their initial consultation with Dr van Heerden today.
The ICL Procedure
Surgery for ICL in our Melbourne practice is performed at our state-of-the-art clinic at Eye Laser Specialists. Though not all refractive ophthalmologists offer ICL surgery in Melbourne, Dr van Heerden’s extensive experience and his commitment to making glasses-free clear vision accessible to as many as possible means we have equipped our practice to be able to provide this.
Prior to any surgical procedure, you will undergo a thorough assessment with our ophthalmology team. This is primarily to ensure you are suitable for ICL surgery. An implantable collamer lens is a great option for patients whose eyes may be ineligible for other popular laser eye surgery procedures, including LASIK, PRK, or SMILE surgery. There are various reasons this may occur, such as in the presence of very high prescriptions and insufficient corneal thickness.
In conjunction with the insertion of the implantable collamer lens, Dr van Heerden may perform a quick laser procedure known as an iridotomy. This is to widen the space between the iris and the lens. The ICL is then inserted into this space through a keyhole incision in the cornea. The result is clear, crisp vision without the need for glasses.