Phakic Intraocular Lens Treatment
Although laser treatment is the gold standard method all over the world to get rid of glasses, it cannot be applied to every patient. There may be various reasons for this. Among the most common reasons, the eye defect is very high, and the corneal tissue to which we will apply the laser is thin or weak. The method we use in such cases is called “phakic intraocular lens application”. In this technique, I mostly prefer the lens called Visian ICL.
Visian ICL application is an outpatient treatment. Surgical treatment takes 7-12 minutes and is applied under drop anesthesia (without injection). The operation is painless and we follow up our patients in our clinic for the first 4-6 hours after the treatment. For the treatment of the second eye, a period of 1-7 days should pass, depending on the recovery status or preference of our patients. During treatment, ICL is placed in the space between the iris and the lens, called the posterior chamber.
Advantages of ICL Therapy
- Unlike excimer laser treatments, it does not cause dry eyes.
- Contains UV protection.
- Patient satisfaction is 99%.
- It does not cause night vision complaints.
- It can be applied on thin corneas.
- It allows us to correct all kinds of visual defects in patients with keratoconus.
Since a new element is added to the optical system of the eye (addition is made), the quality of vision is very high.
- Very In many of our patients, the visual level and contrast sensitivity are above the level with glasses or contact lenses.
- The most important advantage of ICL treatment is that it is reversible. In case of any problem, the placed lens can be removed.
In Which Eyes ICL Can Be Applied?
- ICL treatment successfully corrects -3.00 to -18.00 diopters of myopia, 6 diopters of astigmatism, and 10 diopters of hyperopia between the ages of 21-45.
- The anterior chamber size of the eye should be at least 2.8 mm.
- Eye pressure disease, uncontrolled diabetes, pregnancy should not be.
- The procurement of ICL, which is specially produced for each patient, takes between 1 and 8 weeks.
Applied ICL Lens
We use ICL lenses purchased from companies in our ICL treatment method.
Ulus Liv Hospital
Soon after Liv Hospital Ulus was opened, it was awarded the American origin Joint Commission International (JCI), the most important international accreditation certificate in health, and TÜV, the European ISO certificate. Leaving 7 years behind with its medical departments, technology, expert physician staff and devotion to the value it gives to human life, it has become a reference center in health in a short time.
Liv Hospital, which was designed with inspiration from the self-healing ability of the human body, knows that the biggest treatment started with peace since the first day it was opened and continues to move forward with a personalized treatment focus. With its patient-oriented approach, distinguished physician staff, healthcare personnel, medical infrastructure and technology, Liv Hospital Ulus / Istanbul consists of 154 beds, 8 operating rooms and 50 clinics in a 30 thousand square meter closed area. Impeccable service concept, the concept of health is not a disease that emphasizes posture Live Hospital, Turkey’s health vision aims to be the institution that represents the international arena. It also offers the best service and solutions to increase the quality of life.
Liv Hospital’s medical staff, which builds its private health sector studies on a scientific platform and compares its medical results with the best centers in the world, derives its strength from the departments’ top specialties. As Liv Hospital, we produce high-quality health services for our guests, while at the same time carrying out scientific studies and researches. We sign important collaborations with a number of reputable universities and research hospitals in Turkey and abroad. This required a more specific treatment approach and the establishment of special units within clinics. Liv Hospital Team will continue to shed light on different issues and be a leader in this journey.
Op. Dr. Belma Karini
Op. Dr. Belma Karini was born in Albania in 1988. After her undergraduate education, she successfully completed her medical education, which she started in 2006 at Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, in 2012 and received the title of Doctor of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at Health Sciences University Istanbul Training and Research Hospital between 2013-2017 and became an Ophthalmologist in 2017. In the same period, she successfully completed the International Council of Ophthalmology Exams.
ASCRS (American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
ESCRS (European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons)
TOD (Turkish Society for Ophthalmology).
She speaks english
In particular, she has experience in cataract surgery and laser surgery. She has performed 47,000 excimer laser and 16,000 cataract surgeries.
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Elimination of glasses
Treatment for both eyes
Correction of vision to normal values
No visibility of the lenses used
Outpatient surgery is almost painless
Replacing the lens prevents cataracts
VIP all-round transfer
Trifocal lenses remain permanently in the eye because they are well tolerated
All transfers, medication and follow-up checks
Personal, English-speaking assistants
Lenses, from the brands Staar and EyePCL
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What You Need to Know About ICL Vision Surgery
What is ICL eye surgery?
An implantable collamer lens (ICL) is an artificial lens that’s permanently implanted in the eye. The lens is used to treat:
- myopia (nearsightedness)
- hyperopia (farsightedness)
Implanting an ICL requires surgery. A surgeon places the lens between the eye’s natural lens and colored iris. The lens works the eye’s existing lens to bend (refract) light on the retina, which produces clearer vision.
The ICL is made of plastic and a collagen called collamer. It’s a type of phakic introcular lens. “Phakic” refers to how the lens is placed in the eye without taking out the natural lens.
Though ICL surgery isn’t necessary to correct vision problems, it can eliminate or reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses.
It’s also a possible alternative for people who can’t get laser eye surgery. But like most procedures, ICL surgery isn’t for everyone.
You’ll visit your ophthalmologist one week before the surgery. They’ll use a laser to make tiny holes between the front of your eye (anterior chamber) and natural lens. This will prevent pressure and fluid buildup in the eye after the procedure.
You might also be given antibiotics or anti-inflammatory eye drops several days before surgery.
The procedure is done by an eye surgeon. Generally, here’s what happens:
- You’ll lie down on your back. You’ll be given a mild topical or local anesthetic. This numbs your eye so you won’t feel anything.
- You might be given a mild sedative to help you relax. You might also get an injection around the eye to temporarily stop you from moving it.
- Your surgeon will clean the eye and the area around it. Your eyelids will be held open with a tool called a lid speculum.
- Your surgeon will make a small incision in your eye. They’ll put a lubricant to protect your cornea.
- They’ll insert the ICL through the incision. The lens is very thin, so it might be folded then unfolded in the eye.
- Your surgeon will remove the lubricant. Depending on the incision, they might close the opening with small stitches.
- They’ll put eye drops or ointment in the eye, then cover it with an eye patch.
The procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes. After, you’ll be taken to a recovery room where you’ll be closely monitored for a few hours.
Your doctor might prescribe eye drops or oral medication for the pain. You can go home the same day, but you’ll need to have a ride.
You’ll have a follow-up appointment the next day. Your surgeon will examine the eye and check on your progress.
Within the next year, you’ll have follow-up visits 1 month and 6 months after surgery. Your doctor will also have you return for regular checkups once a year.
Benefits of having an implantable collamer lens
In addition to improved vision, there are numerous benefits of an ICL:
- It can fix severe nearsightedness that can’t be corrected with other surgeries.
- The lens is less likely to cause dry eyes, which is ideal if your eyes are chronically dry.
- It’s meant to be permanent but can be removed.
- The lens provides great night vision.
- Recovery is usually quick because tissue isn’t removed.
- People who can’t get laser eye surgery might be good candidates for ICL.