Surgical risks can be reduced to a minimum through conscious behaviour and through our quality management but cannot be excluded completely. But there is a solution for nearly all complications, if patient and physician behave correctly.
The employment of modern technologies at our locations as well as regular training, the experience of the operating surgeons and of the whole Smile Eyes team contribute decisively to minimize the risk of ICL surgeries.
The implantation of a lens into the eye is routine surgery nevertheless surgery bears a certain risk. Usually the complications are limited to two risk groups:
1. risks during respectively immediately after surgery
Since there is an incision in the eye, in extremely rare cases an inflammation inside the eye can occur which necessitates an antibiotic treatment and probably a further surgery.
2. long-term alterations
A very limited number of cases with an older lens type showed occasional alterations inside the eye. In order to exclude alterations, a routine ophthalmological check every one or two years is recommended. Should alterations occur - a very rare precedent - it is possible to take action and for instance exchange the lens with another model.
In order to exclude possible risks, extensive preliminary and follow-up examinations as well as comprehensive patient care are implicit in the Smile Eyes centers.