Implantable Phakic Contact Lens (IPCL) in Nepal

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Are you looking to remove your high-power glasses or contacts permanently? Implantable Phakic Contact Lenses (IPCL) might be one of the good options for you. This IPCL procedure offers a permanent solution for refractive errors, unlike traditional contact lenses which needs to wear and remove every day.


What are IPCL?

Implantable Phakic Contact Lens (IPCL) is tiny, implantable lenses that act like permanent contact lenses.LASIK or PRK, which reshape your cornea, these IPCL doesnot reshape cornea and are surgically placed inside your eye to correct vision problems due to refractive errors. The lens is customized according to the shape and size of each eye. providing a comfortable and clear vision. IPCL are surgically placed between the cornea and the iris without removing your natural lens. These lenses are available in spherical, cylindrical (Toric) and multifocal options.




Who is a good candidate for IPCL?

  • Thin corneas, unsuitable for LASIK, SMILE, SMILE PRO, PRK
  • High levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • Older than 21 years with a stable refraction for 2 years or more and not pregnant.


Benefits of IPCL

  • Sharp, clear vision: IPCL can correct a wide range of refractive errors, and provide clear sharp vision.
  • Comfort and convenience: No more daily hassle with putting in or taking out contact lenses.
  • Reversible procedure: If needed, the implanted lens can be removed by eye surgeon.
  • Preserves natural accommodation
  • No Corneal Tissue Removed.


What are the preoperative examinations done before IPCL Surgery?

Your eye doctors will evaluate various measurement data of patients undergoing implantable phakic contact lens implantation such as Age (years), Refractive Power (Sph, Cyl and Axis), Keratometry, Anterior chamber depth, Central corneal thickness, White to white measurement of eyeball, Endothelial cell density, Axial length (mm).


How is IPCL implanted?

The Implantable Phakic Contact Lens is folded and inserted through a small surgical opening of 2.8 mm at the edge of the cornea and then positioned behind the iris, in front of the crystalline lens (natural human lens). Vision will have likely improved immediately after treatment, and recovery is usually within a day due to the micro incision used to insert the IPCL, In IPCL surgery there is no need of suture.


Contraindication for IPCL

You should not have IPCL Surgery if you

• have a narrow front (anterior) chamber as measured by a special eye test by your doctor, or if your doctor finds that the shape of your eye is not adequate to fit the IPCL.
• are pregnant or nursing
• do not meet the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation as determined by your eye doctor


IPCL or ICL Surgery in Nepal

Implantable Phakic Contact Lens (IPCL) or ICL surgery available in Nepal at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu. You can visit Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology Refractive Surgery Unit for more details or contact +977-1-4584574 to schedule a consultation and see if IPCL/ICL is right for you.

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