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You can reach Dr Fogla on +91 9866976750 or email  dr_fogla@yahoo.com

Dr Fogla is available in the OPD on all weekdays between 9 to 5 pm,

Appointments are available between 6 and 8pm by prior appointments only
Tel 91 40 23607777,  Fax 91 40 23608050 ,24 hours emergency services call 1066
Cornea Clinic - Eye Department - Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500096, Telangana,  INDIA
Cornea Clinic - toll free number 1600 345 1066, other numbers 91 40 23607777 ext 6333
ICL ie Implantable Collamer Lens

ICL is lens implant that can be used for correction of refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, & astigmatism).
ICL is made of bio-compatible material, and it is so soft that it can be injected painlessly into the eye through a tiny opening in the
Once inside the eye it is positioned in the space between the natural lens & iris. ICL is invisible, ie it is not visible from outside. You
can neither see or feel the lens once it is inside the eye.
ICL is supposed to remain permanently inside the eye. However it can be removed easily if necessary, making the procedure a
reversible one.
Indications for ICL implantation
  • Mild to High Myopia (near sightedness) and / astigmatism

  • Mild to high Hyperopia (far sightedness) and / astigmatism

  • Stable Keratoconus (post collagen crosslinking)

  • Patients not suitable for LASIK – Thin Cornea, Large pupil, Dry Eye
Preoperative assessment

Certain parameters have to be assessed to ascertain eligibility for ICL implantation. These include refraction, corneal
topography, corneal thickness, corneal diameter, corneal endothelial cell count and anterior chamber depth.


Surgery is usually performed under topical anesthesia (eyedrops). The procedure is painless and takes approximately 10
minutes to perform. A few hours later you will be able to leave the clinic and resume most of your activities. Visual improvement
is noted immediately post procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Am I a candidate for ICL ?

Yes if you have nearsightedness( myopia, ie minus power) or farsightedness (hyperopia, ie plus power) and/ astigmatism and
no eye disease.  

What are the advantages of ICL ?

The lens is very small, foldable, and injected through a tiny, pain free, self healing incision in your eye. ICL provides highly
predictable outcomes, excellent quality of vision, and can be removed if necessary.

How quickly can I go back to my daily routine & activities ?

Due to the quick recovery after this treatment,  you can leave the center after a couple of hours. You will be able to enjoy  your
new eyesight almost immediately and go back to active lifestyle . You surgeon will give you detailed advise.

What if my vision changes ?

Though unlikely if during your annual eye exam major changes in your vision are observed, ICL can be removed or replaced.
With ICL you can still wear glasses or contact lenses if necessary. The lens does not treat presbyopia or eliminate the need for
reading glasses due to age.

What is the long term experience with ICL ?

ICL has been available internationally for over 12 years. More than 65,000 lenses have been implanted since then.
Dr Rajesh Fogla is a certified ICL surgeon, who
has been performing this surgery since 2004.
Cornea Clinic
Center for Innovative Corneal Surgery