Phakic IOL's are ultra thin lenses, designed to be inserted permanently inside the eye. As the procedure does not involve removing tissue from your cornea, it is very suitable for people with thin corneas or high refractive errors.
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
The difference to a contact lens is that the ICL is placed inside your eye, rather than on the surface of your eye. Because of its tiny size and softness, it can be rolled up, enabling it to be injected into your eye through a tiny incision underneath your eyelid. Once injected, the ICL unfolds into position and there it stays, correcting your eyesight without any further treatment being necessary.
Made of a unique material called Collamer®, the ICL is accepted by your body - not received as a 'foreign tissue'. This means that your body happily accepts it without trying to attack or reject it.
Capable of correcting near-sightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, the ICL produces highly accurate visual results with patients reporting a very high level of satisfaction.