ICL in the Central Valley

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An Alternative Refractive Treatment for Clear Vision

ICL (implantable collamer lens) surgery is a method used to implant a special lens into the eye to correct high degrees of myopia. The implant is referred to as a phakic intraocular lens (IOL).

Phakic IOLs function like contact lenses to help light focus properly on the retina. However, they are permanently implanted either between the cornea and iris or behind the iris.

Unlike laser refractive surgery, ICL surgery is commonly used to improve visual acuity for severe cases of nearsightedness. Additionally, it can be used to balance vision that significantly differs between eyes due to issues such as keratoconus.

At your ICL surgical consultation, we’ll discuss your lifestyle and goals and mention any associated risks of ICLs. Additionally, we’ll test your vision and check for other eye problems that may increase the risk of complications.

Before the surgery, you’ll visit us for an initial procedure. We’ll use a laser to make a small hole in your iris, called an iridotomy to prevent fluid and pressure from building up after the ICL surgery.

We may also give you antibiotics, or anti-inflammatory eye drops to use a few days before the procedure.

ICL surgery is done similarly to cataract surgery, except your natural lens is left intact and the phakic intraocular lens is added. The entire procedure takes around 20 to 30 minutes per eye.

First, we’ll apply numbing eye drops so you won’t feel any discomfort. We’ll use a special device called a speculum to hold your eyelids open.

We will make a small incision in your eye then insert the ICL through the incision. If necessary, we may close the incision with small stitches.

Following ICL surgery, we’ll give you eye drops or ointment to promote healing and prevent infection, and place a patch over the eye. You’ll need a ride home.

You will return for a follow-up appointment the next day to check how your eyes are healing. We will then see you for follow-up appointments at 1 month and 6 months following the surgery to ensure your eyes continue to heal correctly.

Your eyes should be fully healed after several weeks, and most patients report being able to return to work within a few days.

If ICLs interest you, we would love to discuss the procedure with you in further detail. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Our Locations

Fresno

Address

6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

Contact Information

Phone: 559-432-1000

Find our Fresno office at 6767 North Fresno Street on the Southwest corner of Fresno and Herndon off the 41.

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Madera

Address

1011 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93637

Contact Information

Phone: 559-673-6000

Find our Madera office at 1011 West Yosemite Avenue on the corner of Yosemite and P Street.

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sanger

Address

Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue
Sanger, California 93657

Contact Information

Phone: 559-875-2000

Find our Sanger office at Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue, on the corner of Jensen and Bethel (same corner as Panda Express).

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

Contact Information

Phone: 559-432-1000

Find our Fresno office at 6767 North Fresno Street on the Southwest corner of Fresno and Herndon off the 41.

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

1011 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93637

Contact Information

Phone: 559-673-6000

Find our Madera office at 1011 West Yosemite Avenue on the corner of Yosemite and P Street.

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue
Sanger, California 93657

Contact Information

Phone: 559-875-2000

Find our Sanger office at Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue, on the corner of Jensen and Bethel (same corner as Panda Express).

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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