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Experience Canterbury Eye Specialists Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is an exciting new procedure designed to treat farsightedness and presbyopia without using 
a laser.
ICL - Implantable contact lens
 
ICL - Implantable contact lens

How does the ICL work?
The ICL is a new procedure which treats myopia and hyperopia by insertion of a corrective lens into the eye to take the place of either glasses or contact lenses.
The procedure is rather like cataract surgery, ( in which an implant is placed in the eye after removal of the natural cataractous lens), except that with the ICL procedure, nothing is removed from the eye.

The ICL is placed just behind the pupil and in front of the natural lens and the surgery is performed in a hospital and takes about 15 minutes. This form of surgery, performed within the eye, has a different set of potential complications than laser eye surgery, performed on the front surface of the eye, but clinical research trials and our own experience have proven this to be a very safe and effective procedure.
 

The ICL procedure is best suited to people with high myopia, for whom laser procedures are not safe, and for patients with high hyperopia, if an eye examination confirms adequate space for the ICL.

What disorders can the ICL treat?

The ICL can be used to treat:

Myopia (short-sightedness) between – 5 and –20 dioptre

Myopia and astigmatism

Hyperopia (long-sightedness) up to + 20 dioptres

Costs for ICL surgery:
The costs for ICL surgery includes a hospital admission, an anesthetic fee, a surgical fee and the cost of the implant itself, especially designed for each eye.
The total cost is around $4500 per eye.
Neither Medicare nor health insurance companies provide any rebate for ICL surgery.

 
         
Conductive Keratoplasty Surgery - A new and exciting procedure Canterbury Eye Specialists

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