ICL in our Melbourne facilities may be your best option for freedom from glasses and contacts
ICL refractive surgery in Melbourne is now available at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic through our associate practice, Eye Laser Specialists. ICL surgery is a valuable refractive technique as patients who may have been considered unsuitable for other laser vision correction methods such as LASIK or PRK often find themselves a good candidate for ICL. Though not all refractive surgery practices offer ICL in Melbourne, the eye specialists at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic are committed to providing accessible laser vision correction to everyone.
ICL can also correct for higher prescriptions when compared to traditional laser vision correction methods, encompassing even wider eligibility criteria for patients who may have been told their high scripts exclude them from surgery. ICL surgery can correct degrees of short-sightedness (myopia) into the double digits, as well as high levels of long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (uneven curvature of the cornea).
Once an intraocular contact lens has been determined to be a safe and suitable option for you, our team will organise an appointment for you at our state-of-the-art operating theatre. Just prior to the ICL operation our ophthalmologist may recommend a quick laser procedure called a peripheral laser iridotomy to widen the space between the iris and the cornea. This is to ensure fluid outflow from the eye is not affected by the positioning of the lens implant.
ICL in Melbourne is not usually conducted under general anaesthesia, but you can request a mild sedative if you’re feeling anxious or restless. Your eye will be numbed with topical anaesthetic eye drops and then your surgeon will make a tiny keyhole incision in the cornea. The folded intraocular contact lens is inserted through this incision and gently manipulated to unfurl in position. Your eye doctor will then administer antibiotic medication into the eye to prevent any infection from occurring.
Though your eye will take a few weeks to fully recover and adjust, you can expect great vision immediately post-surgery and won’t notice any physical discomfort from the lens implant. Our ophthalmology team will ensure your eye is healing as expected with a series of review appointments but are available at any time to address your questions and concerns.
If you’re interested in what ICL eye surgery can do for you, call Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic now.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.