Unsuitable for LASIK?
Why Not Consider Implantable Contact Lens?

ICL EVALUATION

IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENS (ICL) 

Rejected for LASIK previously due to high levels of refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism), dry eye, thin or irregularly shaped corneas? You can now consider the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedure, which may offer better benefits and flexibility. Unlike LASIK, the ICL procedure does not remove corneal tissue from the eye; instead, a permanent contact lens is positioned in the eye, between the iris and the natural lens, to correct your refractive errors.  

TECHNOLOGY 

At Atlas Eye, we adopt the use of the EVO and EVO+ Visian ICL, developed by STAAR Surgical (ICL here stands for Implantable Collamer Lens). Made of collamer, the ICL contains collagen, a naturally occurring protein inside your body and this makes it compatible with your eyes. The ICL also provides UV protection in addition to being soft, flexible, and comfortable when implanted. It first received the CE mark in 1997 which attests to its efficacy as it is approved by the European Union and other countries including Singapore that recognise the mark. 

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SUITABILITY FOR ICL 

 You may be suitable if you meet the following conditions: 

  • Between 21 and 45 years old  
  • Stable prescription in the last 12 months 
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding (for ladies) 
  • Have an anterior chamber depth of more than 2.9 mm and angle > Grade III 
  • Myopia (short-sightedness) ranges from -0.50 to -18.00 
  • Hyperopia (long-sightedness) ranges from +0.50 to +10.00 
  • Astigmatism ranges from -0.50 to -6.00 

KEY ADVANTAGES OF ICL 

  • Minimally invasive with a small incision of 2 to 3mm 
  • Suitable for thin corneas and better preservation of cornea integrity as unlike LASIK, it does remove corneal tissue from the eyes 
  • Provide a better quality of vision than LASIK especially at higher levels of prescription 
  • Does not cause dry eye and lower incidence of seeing haloes and starbursts at night (compared to LASIK) 
  • Reversible: Should the need arise, the ICL can be removed 

OUR EYE DOCTOR

DR DAVID CHAN
Senior Consultant Eye Surgeon
Medical Director
MB ChB (UK), M Med, FAMS,
MRCS (Edin), FRCS (Edin)

Dr David Chan is the Medical Director and Senior Consultant Eye Surgeon at Atlas Eye Specialist Centre. He specialises in complex cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery and refractive surgery. Dr Chan graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School, United Kingdom. He obtained his Masters of Medicine from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland as well as the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. Holding post-graduate degrees in Ophthalmology from both the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland, and NUS, Dr Chan completed his surgical training fellowship in both anterior segment surgery and refractive surgery at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada under the direct tutelage of Professor Howard V. Gimbel. 

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ICL EVALUATION

290 Orchard Road Paragon Medical #07-09 Singapore 238859
Access via Lift Lobby E or F

101 Irrawaddy Road #19-12/13 Royal Square Medical Centre
Singapore 329565

Tel: +65 6737 9119 | Email: atlaseye@atlaseye.sg

Opening hours:Mon to Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat: By appointment only

290 Orchard Road Paragon Medical #07-09 Singapore 238859
Access via Lift Lobby E or F

101 Irrawaddy Road #19-12/13 Royal Square Medical Centre Singapore 329565

Tel: +65 6737 9119
Email: atlaseye@atlaseye.sg

Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat: By appointment only