• Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and Vision Correction

    Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea in which a normally round, dome-shaped cornea progressively thins, causing a cone-shaped bulge to develop. Keratoconic corneas have too few or weaker than normal collagen bonds, and the weakened configuration leads to bulging, steepening, and irregularity.

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    Dr. Greg Moloney, MBBS, BSC MED, MMED, FRCSC, Ophthalmologist, explains what ICL's (Implantable Collamer Lenses) are and how they can correct vision in some patients.
    Dr. Greg Moloney, MBBS, BSC MED, MMED, FRCSC, Ophthalmologist, explains what ICL's (Implantable Collamer Lenses) are and how they can correct vision in some patients.
  • What is Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and Vision Correction

    Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea in which a normally round, dome-shaped cornea progressively thins, causing a cone-shaped bulge to develop. Keratoconic corneas have too few or weaker than normal collagen bonds, and the weakened configuration leads to bulging, steepening, and irregularity. The normal eye pressure pushing out on the thinned areas of the cornea causes the cone-shaped protrusion.
    The irregular shape of the cornea can cause decrease visual acuity, which may not be correctable with corrective lenses in severe keratoconus.

                     

     Once the procedure is complete, a bandage contact lens is placed over the cornea to help the epithelium grow back (usually within 5-7 days) and to facilitate recovery.   Often seeing a local Ophthalmologists or Optometrist in conjunction with your family physician or a registered dietician is a great option to dealing with eye conditions and symptoms.

    By creating new collagen bonds, cross-linking strengthens and adds resilience to corneas affected by keratoconus. If performed early enough, cross-linking may delay or prevent the corneal weakening from keratoconus and allow good vision to be preserved. In advanced cases, cross-linking may delay the needfor invasive corneal transplants and prevent vision from worsening At Pacific Laser Eye Centre, we are able to combine the corneal cross-linking procedure with CUSTOM- TNT, a topography-guided treatment. or corneal collagen cross-linking,
    please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local optician or ophthalmologist. Dr. Greg Moloney, MBBS, BSC MED, MMED, FRCSC, Ophthalmologist, explains what ICL's (Implantable Collamer Lenses) are and how they can correct vision in some patients.

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