Who is suitable for the surgery?

In the past, ICL lens implantation surgery was used to correct very high refractive errors. It was also used for patients who were not suitable for laser surgery. Today, the surgery is used for correcting all types of refractive errors in people between the ages of 21 and 43. The surgery is becoming more and more popular because it is precise, safe and painless. Moreover, the quality of the materials used to make the lens is getting better and better, and the incision through which the lens is inserted into the eye is getting smaller and smaller. For these reasons, it already supersedes conventional laser eye surgery in some respects.

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ICL VISIAN intraocular lens

ICL VISIAN is a contact lens that is inserted into the eye. It is made of a flexible, eye-friendly material. The lens is inserted into the eye through a 2.8 to 3 millimeter incision. The ophthalmologist inserts it in the area behind the pupil, on top of the crystalline lens of the eye. The only limitation when implanting such an intraocular lens is the depth of the anterior chamber. This means that there must be enough space in the eye to insert the lens.

The surgery went great and was painless. I’m happy that I chose your Centre and I am happy to recommend your services to anyone who has problems with vision.

Mateja Rošer

I’m thankful to the doctor and medical staff for finally being able to see clearly.

Rok Paradiž

How is the surgery performed?

The ICL lens implantation surgery is short, safe and painless for the patient. However, it requires an extremely skilled ophthalmologist, as it is a complex microsurgical procedure. Before the surgery, the patient receives anesthetic eye drops to reduce discomfort. The ophthalmologist then makes a small incision through which the ICL VISIAN lens is precisely inserted into the eye. After the procedure, which is performed on an outpatient basis, the patients’ vision improves immediately.

What happens during the pre-operative check-up?

Before the procedure itself, a very detailed in-depth vision examination is performed, which includes a complete diagnosis of the eyes, such as: fundus examination, intraocular pressure measurement and corneal topography.

This examination determines whether the patient is a suitable candidate for vision correction surgery with lens implantation.

Determining the appropriate optical power
Corneal topography test and anterior segment analysis (Pentacam)
Laser analysis of individual parts of the eye (wavefront analysis - iTrace)
Laser measurement of axial length and WTW distance (IOL master 700)
Corneal analysis (Specular endothelial microscope - KONAN)
Fundus examination with OCT laser scan

In addition to high-quality equipment and facilities, the most important thing is to choose an experienced ophthalmologist who will understand your wishes as well as play an active role in the planning process of your eye surgery, advising you on which method of vision correction surgery is the most suitable choice for you.


Your eyesight is your decision, let us make it our concern.


When is ICL surgery an option?

The depth of the chamber (as revealed by pre-operative tests performed with medical devices) is a key factor in determining a candidate’s suitability for ICL surgery.


Can the lens be removed after surgery?

If the lens is causing problems (cataract formation, increased intraocular pressure), it can be easily removed.


Does the ICL lens affect or prevent the development of age-related refractive errors?

Unfortunately, this is not the case.


Is it possible for my eye to reject the lens?

It is not possible. The ICL lens is made of a biocompatible material that is similar in elasticity to a crystalline lens.


The lens has 100% UV protection. Does this mean I no longer need to wear sunglasses?

The depth of the eye is fully protected by the UV protection of the ICL lens. However, sunglasses are still recommended in order to protect the eyelids and the surface of the eye.


How long do I have to rest after the surgery? Is there something I should not do during the first few days after the surgery?

Rest is recommended for 3 to 7 days after the surgery. During this time, physical exertion and sporting activities should be avoided. It should be noted that the surgery on the second eye is performed 3 days to 1 week after the first surgery, so the recovery period is 3-7 days after both surgeries separately.


Can my eyes hurt because of the ICL lens?