• Jul 15, 2019

    Phakic IOLs

    Elizabeth A. Davis, MD, D. Rex Hamilton, MD, David R. Hardten, MD, Jack T. Holladay, MD, Jimmy K. Lee, MD, Anthony J. Lombardo, MD, Daniel J. Polla, MD, John A. Vukich, MD
    Cataract/Anterior Segment
    Course CME
    2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    Phakic intraocular lenses 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 the correction of high degrees of myopia, but may also be used for correction of 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.