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ICL Surgery Cost in India


  • Surgery
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

  • Accommodation outside the hospital
  • Air tickets
  • Visa

Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - Outpatient
  • Stay in India - 5 to 6 days
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

ICL surgery Cost in India starts from US $1,350 and varies depending on the type of lens, type of technology, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the cataract operation done.

Factors that affect ICL Surgery Cost in India:

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.

Surgery Information

Surgery Time30 minutes
Anesthesia TypeLocal Anesthesia
Recovery Time2-3 weeks

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Dr. Nishikant Borse

MBBS, MD, Fellowship

22+ Years of Experience

Dr. Nishikant Borse is not just regarded as one of the best ophthalmologists in Mumbai, but also as one of India's best eye physicians. With over 17 years of experience dealing with difficult retina problems, he is one of India's leading retina surgeons. Following his medical schooling and Masters in Ophthalmology from Mumbai's illustrious Grant Medical College, he pursued rigorous training at Chennai's world-famous Sankara Nethralaya.

Dr. Samina Zamindar
Dr. Samina Zamindar

MBBS, DO (Opth)

35+ Years of Experience

Dr. Zamindar is a skilled Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgeon and Bangalore's Best Eye Doctor. She has been one of Bangalore's early adopters of the groundbreaking Phacoemulsification cataract surgery treatment. The surgery is rapid, suture-free, bloodless, and painless, and patients can see 6/6 vision within a day.

Dr. Zamindar is well-known for her surgical expertise, but she also places a high value on careful - preoperative work-ups in order to assist us accomplish the objective of 6/6 (glasses-free) vision after surgery. She uses a variety of instruments and equipment in addition to her clinical diagnosis to provide an accurate and honest postoperative visual prognosis.

Dr. Lalit Verma
Dr. Lalit Verma

MBBS, MD, Fellowship

35+ Years of Experience

Dr. Lalit Verma is a senior and well-known ophthalmologist with more than 35 years of expertise. He is the Vice President of the All India Ophthalmological Society at the moment (AIOS).

In 1982 and 1985, Dr. Verma received his MBBS and MD degrees from the renowned All India Institute of Medical Sciences, respectively. In 1993, he was awarded a WHO fellowship for vitreo retina in the United States.

Dr. Verma is a well-known retina surgeon who has contributed to the advancement of treatments for retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), vitreo-retinal surgery, and intravitreal injections. He is well renowned for his efforts to the prevention of endophthalmitis-related blindness.

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Zamindar Microsurgical Eye Centre


Zamindar's Microsurgical Eye Centre (ZMEC), which was founded in 1997, has been offering high-quality eye care to patients in and around Bangalore for the past 25 years. Their patients vouch for their services, and they are highly regarded for offering best-in-class eye treatment.

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ICL Surgery

Glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery can all be used to correct a refractive defect. The Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), sometimes known as an implantable contact lens, is a thin transparent lens surgically placed into the eye as a long-term remedy for short-sightedness (myopia), hyperopia (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

ICL is quite similar to regular contact lenses and works in the same way that glasses or contact lenses do in terms of correcting refractive error. The distinction is that, unlike typical contact lenses, the lens is permanently implanted in your eye between the iris (the coloured area of the eye) and the natural lens, so you don't have to wear corrective lenses on the surface of your eye. The lens remains in the eye indefinitely after it is implanted. The lens can be readily replaced if your vision changes substantially over time.

Benefits of having an Implantable Collamer Lens:

In addition to improved vision, there are numerous benefits of an ICL:

  • High Definition Vision- Corrective laser eye surgery was the only method for permanent vision correction that did not require the use of glasses or contact lenses. The ICL, on the other hand, changed everything. It's finally time to enjoy high-definition vision correction, which is sharper, clearer, more vibrant, and has more depth and dimension.
  • Quick Response- Patients notice an instant increase in visual quality after the surgery. The quality of vision achieved is frequently significantly superior to that of other vision correction methods.
  • Both permanent and reversible- The most significant benefit of the ICL is that it can restore your vision permanently while also being easily removed or replaced if necessary. Because no native corneal tissue is permanently removed or changed in any way during implantations, the concern about the cornea does not usually apply to the ICL.
  • Invisible and Undetectable- The ICL is positioned between the natural lens and the iris, and it is completely undetectable to both the patient and any observer. Its position in the eye also helps to maintain appropriate iris function and stability.
  • No dry Eyes- ICL does not cause dryness in the eyes. Consult your doctor if the ICL is the best vision correction choice for you if you have dry eyes.
  • Quick Recovery- Because of the small size of the opening required in your eye, the ICL recovery is swift and painless, taking only one day. Patients can endure only minor discomfort and return to work the next day.
  • UV Protection- Longer exposure to UV radiation can harm your eyes, and more severe exposure raises your risk of developing eye ailments such as cataracts and some retinal issues. The ICL advanced lens material also includes a UV ray blocker, which inhibits harmful UVA and UVB rays from entering the eye, significantly reducing the risk of UV-related eye illnesses.
  • Flexibility in treatment- As you become older, your vision will deteriorate, and you will almost certainly require cataract surgery. Because the ICL preserves the anatomy of the eye, you have options for future treatments because the lens can simply be replaced.

Am I a good Candidate?

Following are the features of a good candidate for ICL surgery:

  • You are between the ages of 21 and 40
  • You vision is stable
  • You're currently wearing glasses that are uncomfortable or have extreme high eye power
  • You have trouble wearing contact lenses
  • You are not candidate for LASIK or Advanced Surface Ablation laser eye surgery due to thin cornea
  • You have dry eyes

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for ICL surgery in India.

  • Is it time for ICL surgery?
  • Is the surgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the surgery done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • What surgical option is recommended for me?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation for the Surgery

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Question to Ask

Surgical Procedure

The ICL technique is a simple, 15-minute outpatient surgery with a low risk of complications.

Step 1

You'll be made to lie down on your back. A topical or local anesthetic will be given to you. This numbs your eye and prevents you from feeling anything.

Step 2

The eye and the region around it will be cleaned by your surgeon. An instrument called a lid speculum will be used to keep your eyelids open. A small incision will be made in your eye by your surgeon. A lubricant will be applied to your cornea to protect it.

Step 3

The ICL will be inserted through the incision. Because the lens is so thin, it may be folded and then unfolded in the eye.

Step 4

The surgeon will close the incision with tiny stitches, depending on the incision. They'll apply eye drops or ointment to the affected eye before covering it with an eye patch.

What Results Can I Expect from ICL surgery?

The results of ICL surgery are quite pleasing. According to studies, the ICL has one of the greatest postoperative results of any refractive treatment now available. The majority of clinical studies have a patient satisfaction percentage of over 99 percent.

It can rectify extreme nearsightedness that other operations can't fix. The lens is less prone to induce dry eyes, which is perfect if you have dry eyes all of the time. It's intended to be permanent, although it can be removed if necessary.

What is the Recovery after ICL surgery like?

Your eyesight may be blurry until all of the drops have worn off, but most people see clearly the next day. During the first few weeks after ICL surgery, your vision will most likely fluctuate as your eyes recuperate. For a few days after the treatment, there may be some slight soreness or a gritty sensation. For the next 48 hours, you should avoid intense activities. The recovery period is brief.

You will be given antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops to take for a few weeks after ICL surgery. Most patients can return to normal activities within a week of ICL surgery, but you should not drive until you have been told it is safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Risks and complications following ICL are uncommon, and when they do occur, they are usually minimal. ICL surgery is a safe operation, but there is always the potential of complications with any surgical or medical procedure.

During your appointment, all known complications will be discussed. Simply ensure that your eye doctor is a skilled ICL surgeon with extensive expertise performing these procedures on a regular basis.

Before your surgery, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • For the 7 days leading up to your surgery, avoid wearing soft contact lenses
  • On the day of operation, avoid wearing any cosmetics or scented products
  • Continue to take any prescribed medications as directed

ICL is a very thin, foldable lens that is custom-made to fit the patient's eye based on measurements collected before the treatment. The intraocular lens is introduced into the eye by a small incision or opening and then placed in front of the patient's natural lens.

ICL surgery is usually a quick and painless procedure. ICL, like external contact lenses, operates by altering the focusing point of the eye and resulting in clearer vision.When other people look at the patient's eyes, the lens is absolutely invisible. After ICL surgery, patients can participate in contact sports and even swim.

LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is an eye surgery that involves laser surgery on the cornea. The operation alters the cornea's curve and thickness.

ICL is a surgery in which unique lenses are implanted inside the patient's eye. The cornea's shape or thickness are not altered by this technique. These lenses are built of a particular collagen that may stay in the eye for as long as it is needed.

Lasik and implantable contact lens surgery are two separate techniques that might be used to treat the same symptoms. The patient's eye is examined by the eye surgeon to decide which procedures are most suited.

Yes, there are many facilities in various cities across India that provide ICL surgery and other eye procedures. The best hospitals in India for ICL surgery are equipped with cutting-edge medical and surgical technology.

For clinical excellence and excellent quality of medical services, these hospitals have been accredited by leading national and international organizations such as JCI and NABH. They provide much economical ICL surgery in India, making them appealing to international patients.

They can have the greatest ICL surgery in India, with a high level of care and for a fraction of the cost.

There are two categories of ICLs:

Posterior Chamber Phakic Lenses: are placed between the iris and the eye's native lens.

Anterior Chamber Phakic Lenses: are inserted on the iris.

At night, one may notice halos, glare, and starbursts over the first few weeks or months. With time, this ailment normally improves. For the few activities that are more visually demanding, corrective eyewear or contact lenses may still be required.

Vision loss is a natural aspect of growing older. Presbyopia is the term for this condition. With ICL, this happens sooner. Around the age of forty-five, persons with near-perfect vision require reading glasses.

The ICL might raise pressure in your eye if it is large or incorrectly positioned. Glaucoma can develop as a result of this, which if not corrected can lead to long term vision loss. It is thus very important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon for your ICL surgery.

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  • Having been home a few days now I can get my thoughts together and give my heartfelt thanks for the support and encouragement I got from IndiCure. Obviously, there was a certain amount of trepidation going to what has a reputation of being a third world country for a major operation like knee replacement, having received the type of treatment which I would think only the Royal family would receive in this country I wonder which is the third world country. From the organization arranged by your good self to absolutely first-class attention at the hospital and the service of doctors and his wonderful team all of whom spoke English, the nursing was one to one and my well-being was their only concern.

    The operation has been a complete success. I am so happy with the results. The friendliness from everyone from consultant to ancillary workers was amazing.

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  • My Knee joint replacement surgery in India has given me a second chance to live life independently and on my own terms. I had become completely dependent and bed ridden because of the extreme pain and found it even difficult to go to the wash room.

    IndiCure has really helped me in this journey and I am very thankful to them. The surgeon and nursing staff especially were very nice. Good work done.

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    Thanks IndiCure.

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  • I am so thankful to IndiCure and their associate clinic for giving me my healthy life back. I had such bad back pain and pain in the left leg which had made my life miserable. My business was getting hampered; my life was so disturbed because of this pain all the time.

    Thanks to IndiCure and the entire staff, they are very professional and at the same time caring in their approach. I am completely satisfied with the results of my spine surgery in India.

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