Phakic IOLs are the perfect option for patients between 21 and 45 years of age with a condition out of scope of a regular laser eye surgery. Phakic lenses surgery is a painless 10 minutes process that leaves you with a perfect sight without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
I had both lens replaced in March 2018 and I cannot believe what a difference it has made.
I had the trifocal lens because I wore contact lens but still needed glasses for reading and varifocal glasses when I wasn't wearing my contact lens, now I don't need any of these which is lovely, it's great not having to take glasses everywhere and I can read tiny writing which is unbelievable. I am still getting halo's around lights but that is to be expected as it was only 3 weeks ago I had them done. I took the package and everyone involved looked after me .l also met lots of other people and we all agreed on how nice everyone was from the driver who picked us up from the airport right up the surgeon. I would recommend the Praga Medica to anyone.Janet Symons, East YorksMarch 25, 2018
Position: Treatment Abroad Consultant
Languages: English and Czech
Role: Free consultations over the phone, customer service, patient coordination
|Phakic lens ICL||€ 1400|
The intraocular contact lens (ICL) is an optical element similar to a contact lens and it is permanently implanted behind the iris. It does not require any maintenance or exchange. It is a suitable solution for younger patients with high prescription, both plus and minus ones. The surgery takes about 10 minutes. The implantation is a two-step process. In the first step the patient comes to Prague for a pre-operative examination. As the lens is tailor-made for each patient, a deposit for the lens needs to be paid before the order takes place. This first visit only takes one day, the patient can fly back home immediately after the examination. Six weeks later, the lens is ready to be implanted. If only 1 eye is to be treated, the patient stays in Prague 2 days, in case of both eyes the patient stays 4 days.
ICL phakic lens is a great alternative beyond the scope of a laser eye surgery. Because the Visian ICL is placed behind the iris, it is undetectable to the naked eye. ICL phakic lens can correct higher refractive errors. Another advantage is a possibility to change the lens in case the disorder progresses.
ICL is produced by STAAR, a Swiss company, and has been approved for use by the European Union and the US FDA. It is also referred to as VisianICL in some countries. Visian ICL is positioned behind the iris and in front of your natural lens. The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer® Lens) is one of the latest technological advancements in vision correction technology. The Visian ICL is made from Collamer, a 100% biocompatible material created and used exclusively by STAAR Surgical. This technology is able to treat a large range of refractive error varying by region; it is FDA approved to correct myopia in adults ranging from -3.0D to -15.0D with less than or equal to 2.5D of astigmatism at the spectacle plane and can reduce myopia in adults ranging from greater than -15.0D to -20.0D with less than or equal to 2.5D of astigmatism at the spectacle plane. As for hyperopia, up to + 20D can be treated.