Implanter Collamer Lens: A Deeper Look


Do you suffer from nearsightedness, alias myopia? You can still restore your visual wellness even if you are ineligible for LASIK surgery. Moreover, it does not necessarily translate to you wearing glasses or contacts forever. You can benefit from an implantable Collamer lens in Philadelphia at IC Laser Eye Care and considerably improve your vision. Call your nearest provider or plan to book your consultation online today.

What Is an Implantable Collamer Lens?

A phakic intraocular lens, commonly known as an implanted Collamer lens, corrects or considerably decreases nearsightedness (myopia). Patients with cataract surgery receive an intraocular lens, but an implantable Collamer lens differs because it is positioned on your current eye lens rather than replacing it.

If you seek a LASIK option, the IC Laser Eye Care team recommends implantable Collamer lenses since they are reliable and secure ways to improve your vision.

Am I A Good Candidate for An Implantable Collamer Lens?

Implantable Collamer lenses are ideal for patients who meet the following conditions:

  • Thin corneas
  • History of dry eyes
  • Moderate to severe myopia
  • Not a candidate for LASIK
  • Large pupils

Many men and women who acquire implantable Collamer lenses do so because they do not qualify for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and seek long-term vision correction (LASIK). Implantable Collamer lenses could provide you all the benefits of LASIK, and it is an outpatient operation, just like LASIK.

How Much Can an Implantable Collamer Lens Improve My Vision?

It all depends on the magnitude of your myopia. An implantable Collamer lens can entirely correct your vision if you have myopia ranging from minus 3 to minus 15 diopters. Myopia is usually corrected without the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses after the surgery.

An implantable Collamer lens can significantly decrease myopia from minus 16 to minus 20 diopters, allowing you to be less reliant on corrective lenses or wear a lower-strength prescription.

How Does Implantable Collamer Lens Surgery Work?

Your IC Laser Eye Care surgeon uses a mild, topical, or local anesthetic to numb your eye and makes the operation painless. Two tiny iris incisions, two side port incisions, and one primary temporal incision are all done.

Your surgeon will then insert the implantable Collamer lens behind your iris through the primary temporal incision. It is placed centrally in front of your natural lens. You may receive prescription eye drops and oral medication to take at home after your treatment. Your follow-up appointment is usually the next day.

Other Treatments

IC Laser Eye Care experts can also administer a range of quality treatments, including:

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Optometry
  • Macular degeneration
  • Ocular disease management
  • Floaters
  • Retinal detachment

Bottom Line

Visual clarity is critical to a lifetime of optimum health and wellness. Nonetheless, most people choose to suffer silently from vision disorders. If you are ready to face the world better, a customized treatment at IC Laser Eye Care can deliver outstanding results. Call the clinic closest to you or schedule an online consultation to benefit from today’s most advanced implantable Collamer lenses.