Phakic IOL is the latest evolution in refractive implants that can correct moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism.
For example, people with myopia above 10 cannot be treated with excimer laser. As another example, there may be people whose corneas are not suitable for laser (Lasik and PRK) regardless of their number. Phakic IOL can be a perfect solution for those selected individuals.
In Phakic IOL surgery, special design artificial lens is placed inside the eye in a brief, painless outpatient procedure. They provide permanent high quality vision correction without the need for removal or cleaning like a common contact lens.