Intraocular lenses can be implanted in the eyes in order to correct severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, without removing patients’ natural eye lenses. Phakic IOLs are clear implantable lenses that are surgically placed either between the cornea and the iris (the colored portion of your eye) or just behind the iris, without removing your natural lens.
Unlike contact lenses, you can't feel a phakic intraocular lens in your eye.
These lenses can correct nearsightedness ranging from -3.00 to -20.00 D.
Advantages of Lens Implant:
1. Correction of myopia up to high degrees
2. Higher accuracy in refractive error correction than laser procedures for greater diopters
3. The reversibility of the surgery by removing the lens
4. No changes in the corneal quality
5. No need for complex equipment during the surgery
•Prk, Femtosecond Lasik and SMILE are the most popular type of refractive surgeries. They are safe and effective. But not everyone is a good candidate for these surgeries. Potential reasons for not being a good LASIK candidate include: having too much nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism; having an unusually thin or irregularly shaped cornea; and having eye conditions such as keratoconus or dry eye syndrome.
•There are different types of intraocular lenses. Some of them are placed in the anterior chamber of the eyeball, behind the cornea and in front of the iris, the colored part of the eye. Some other lenses are placed in the posterior chamber of the eye on the patient's lens, behind the iris. Each of these lenses has its own advantages and disadvantages.
•There is a foldable version of Artisan Lenses called Artiflex, which is placed in the eye through a smaller incision and does not require any suturing.
•ICL lens is another type of foldable lens which needs no suturing. However, it is placed in the posterior chamber on the patient’s natural lens.
•Most people notice improved vision immediately following the phakic IOL procedure, but vision may be hazy or blurry with an increased sensitivity to light for the first few days. For some people, it can take two to four weeks for their vision to stabilize.
- It is notable that Individual leaflets based on the patient/client plan will be offered to you including instructions before and after procedure and also for upcoming follow-up. During your staying in Iran, you will be fully supported by Exon English and Arabic translation team, who will be happy to assist with any concerns or queries that arise.
Like any other surgery procedure, Lens implantation, may be followed by common and possible complications. The advances in ophthalmology and the expertise of ophthalmologists that Collaborate with the Exon Eye Department have greatly reduced the incidence rate of these complications. However, it’s good to mention some of them as a reminder:
- Lens Positioned Off-axis: If the center of the lens is not aligned with the patient’s visual axis, it is possible that his/her refractive error won’t be completely eliminated, or lead to astigmatism. This occurs when the difference is more than 0.25-0.50 mm.
Note: This package information is provided by the scientific team of Exon Health Paradise Co. and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.