Frequently Asked Questions About Phakic IOL

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Q Who are candidates for phakic IOL surgery?
A Suitable candidates are patients who cannot undergo LASIK or PRK due to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness or insufficient corneal thickness for LASIK, or those who cannot undergo a laser refractive surgery due to keratoconus or other disorders.

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Q What conditions or disorders are incompatible with phakic IOL surgery?
A Those who have low visual acuity attributable to reasons other than refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism), who have an ocular disorder (e.g., cataract or glaucoma), or who have a very low number of corneal endothelial cells, are unsuitable to receive this surgery.

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Q Will phakic IOL treat astigmatism?
A Lenses for treating astigmatism are available for the concurrent treatment of nearsightedness or farsightedness.

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Q Which of the two types of phakic IOL, anterior chamber lens or posterior chamber lens, is better?
A The appropriate type of lens depends on the shape of the eye and the degree of refractive error. Each type has its own characteristics; neither is considered superior to the other.

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