ICL Consultation

The only way to establish whether ICL surgery is appropriate for you is at consultation, where we perform a series of comprehensive eye tests to assess suitability for treatment; we also ensure your eyes are healthy, and advise you fully on the benefits and risks of IOL surgery and your options.

What happens at consultation?

You should allow approximately 2 hours for your consultation, since it entails the following:

  • Full ophthalmic assessment, including dilation of the eye, an eye pressure check and examination of the back of the eye (the retina).
  • Comprehensive eye test (known as refraction).
  • Corneal topography scanning (pentacam)
  • Corneal endothelial cells scanning.
  • IOL Master/Lenstar Laser Biometric test

The above diagnostic tests are carried out by Mr Maurino’s team (doctors and optometrists) after which you will be seen by Mr Maurino, who will explain the results of the eye tests and discuss the best customised treatment for you.

Do I need to prepare for a consultation?

Yes – you should attend your initial consultation wearing an up-to-date spectacle prescription. Although we do not rely on this for choosing the ICL power to be implanted, this will make your assessment a little easier. Read this information as carefully as possible, and prepare a list of questions you may have, which we’ll discuss with you at the consultation.

Removal of contact lenses

Temporary changes in corneal shape are commonly associated with contact lens wear, so if you are a contact lens wearer, you should remove your contact lenses for a minimum of 3 days before your consultation if daily soft contact lenses . If you wear gas permeable lenses, you should discontinue those for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your appointment with. This will enable an accurate measurement of the corneal surface shape. Once we have all measurements taken at the time of your consultation, ICLs can be ordered and we can set the dates for your surgery.

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