When you come for a vision correction assessment, we do various tests, including to see if you have a dry eye.
We do a lot of investigation diagnostics to see if the eye is healthy and is functioning well. We need to know if there is space for the lens inside the eye and if the cornea is healthy.
Are ICLs suitable for patients with dry eyes?
ICL is the best option for patients who have dry eyes and are not suitable for laser vision correction. The ICL surgery does not induce dry eye disease in the majority of patients.
What can I do if I have dry eyes?
If you have dry eye, then I will advise treatment for dry eye. However, if your dry eye is severe or treatment won’t help, then I’ll advise against laser vision correction. In this scenario, ICL is a better alternative.
Can I have ICL after laser eye surgery?
Yes. You can have ICL after laser vision correction. However, the prescription would likely be too small to require ICL. The only indication would be if there is not enough tissue in the cornea to do a top-up laser procedure. Or, if there was a laser vision correction complication. In that case, then it’s not suitable to do another laser vision correction on the cornea.
What is the difference between ICL and laser eye surgery?
ICL has many advantages over other types of vision correction. ICL is suitable for patients who are not eligible for laser vision correction. Such as those with a very high prescription, a very irregular cornea or dry eye. Those patients are the best group to be managed with ICL.
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