• Jul 15, 2019

    Phakic IOLs

    Elizabeth A Davis MD, D Rex Hamilton MD, David R Hardten MD, Jack T Holladay, MD MSEE FACS, Anthony J Lombardo MD PhD, John Allan Vukich MD
    Cataract/Anterior Segment
    Course CME
    2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    Phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs) are lens implants designed to be inserted into the eye while still leaving the natural lens of the eye in place. These lenses are generally used for refractive purposes, mainly for correcting high degrees of myopia, but may also be used for correcting hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia. This course covers the concept behind phakic IOLs, patient selection and preoperative diagnostic testing, calculating phakic IOL powers, and common complications.