The ICL implant lens is made of collagen acrylate and is very thin and flexible. This lens is rolled in an injector and inserted in the eye through a very small incision between 2,5 and 3 mm. This lens is placed behind the pupil. This surgical incision does not need to be sutured.
The Artisan implant lens is made of perspex and has a diameter of 5 to 6 mm. Through an incision at the limbus of the cornea the Artisan lens is inserted in the eye. This lens is attached to the iris in the anterior chamber. At the end of the surgery the incision is sutured with several stitches.
The eye is not like “a football”, but more like a “rugbyball”. This produces a deformed image and can sometimes be combined with myopia or hyperopia.