Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation is a surgical option for treating high refractive errors. It differs from laser refractive procedures because it involves implanting an IOL in the eye, not reshaping the cornea. The phakic IOL is implanted through a small incision in the peripheral cornea, similar to IOL insertion during standard cataract surgery. Unlike cataract surgery and natural lens replacement (NLR), the natural lens of the eye is not removed during the surgery.
Key features of Phakic IOL Implantation
- a surgical option for treatment of high myopia
- a possible option for those who are not candidates for standard refractive surgery
- intraocular (inside the eye) procedure