An implantable collamer lens (ICL) is an artificial lens made of plastic and a collagen called collamer. During ICL surgery, a specially trained eye surgeon permanently implants the ICL between your eye’s natural lens and iris (the colored part of your eye). The ICL works with your natural lens to bend (refract) light on the retina, and this produces clearer vision. ICL surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed in a sterile operating room to minimize the risk of infection. Surgery is performed on both on the same day. In most cases, glasses and/or contact lenses are no longer needed after surgery.
Hear the story of Allison's vision after ICL surgery.