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What are the Implantable Contact Lens surgery risks?

ICL surgery is otherwise known as intraocular surgery. Our main concern with any intraocular surgery is the risk of infection. The risk of that is about one in 2000 per procedure, and we take every precaution we can to avoid that risk.

If an infection does occur, there are ways and means of treating it. Also, with ICL surgery, because we’re going into the eye, there’s always the risk that you can get a retinal detachment, develop a cataract or glaucoma. These risks are extremely small, and the success rate from ICL surgery is very good with very few side-effects.

To see if you’re a good candidate for ICL surgery, I’d encourage you to book an appointment now. You can book it online or call us on 03 8372 0187, and we’ll book one for you. This is the first step to free yourself from the burden of glasses and contact lenses. Book now.

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Based in Melbourne, but with a reputation that transcends borders, Dr Van Heerden sets the highest bar for laser vision correction surgery in Australia. While his skills and experience are second to none, it is his fun, caring and down to earth nature that truly set’s him apart from the rest. You can sit back and enjoy the journey knowing every detail has been carefully considered.