Phakic IOL implants are tiny lenses designed to be placed permanently within the eye to correct vision problems. They are made from a material that allows them to stay in the eye, removable, if necessary, but this is rarely done. Implanting one of these special lenses offers dramatic results that are predictable.
This lens is primarily for younger patients (21-45) with very high scripts that are outside the range for Lasik or PRK, or for patients with inadequate corneal thickness or some other underlying condition that would make a laser procedure undesirable.
There needs to be adequate anterior chamber depth to permit implantation of these lenses which is determined at the time of the consultation.
Implanting the lens is a relatively simple outpatient procedure.
This procedure can also be used to treat astigmatism, and for some people other surgical procedures may be combined with lens implantation to solve astigmatic focusing problems.