What is Phakic IOLS Procedure?
Phakic IOLs (intraocular lenses) is an alternative to LASIK and PRK eye surgery for correcting moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness), and in some cases produce better and more predictable vision outcomes than laser refractive surgery.
Phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs), also known as implantable contact lenses (ICLs), are implantable contact lenses that are surgically inserted into the eye where they provide excellent quality of vision with predictable and stable results. The Visian ICL is the latest phakic intraocular lens to receive approval from the FDA for a wide range of myopic (nearsightedness) correction needs. This technology is adapted from the proven lens technology used for cataract surgery, and works by placing the Visian ICL in front of the natural lens inside the eye. The Visian ICL is made of an advanced material that is extremely biocompatible and provides superior optical performance.
Am I the right candidate for Phakic IOLs
Pros of PHAKIC IOLS
Can correct up to - 30D
Frequently Asked Questions
A trained ophthalmologist will place the IOL through a micro-incision, placing it inside the eye just behind the iris in front of the eye’s natural lens. The IOL is designed not to touch any internal eye structures and stay in place with no special care.
No, most patients state that they are very comfortable throughout the procedure. Your ophthalmologist will use a topical anesthetic drop prior to the procedure and may choose to administer a light sedative as well.
Although the IOL is intended to remain in place permanently, an ophthalmologist can remove the implant in a very quick and short procedure.
No, the IOL is positioned behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), where it is invisible to both you and observers. Only your doctor will be able to tell that vision correction has taken place..
The IOL is not like a contact lens over the eye. It is placed inside the eye and cannot be felt.
No, it does not interfere with cataract surgery measurements. It is easily removed during cataract surgery along with the cataract and an entirely new lens is put in place of the cataract.