intraocular lens

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in·tra·oc·u·lar lens

(IOL) (in'tră-ok'yū-lăr lenz)
A mechanical transplant used in ophthalmology to replace the natural lens that has ceased to function due to disease (e.g., cataract) or otherwise functionally disrupted.
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Intraocular lens

Lens made of silicone or plastic placed within the eye; can be corrective.
Mentioned in: Cataract Surgery
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Ultrasound biomicroscopy of the Artisan phakic intraocular lens in hyperopic eyes.
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In this case, we adopted the following terms to perform the literature search: (keratoconus OR keratoconic) AND (intrastromal corneal ring segment OR myoring OR Keraring OR Ferrara ICRS OR icrs OR intacs) AND (lens OR ICL OR implantable Collamer OR phakic intraocular lens).
Igarashi et al., "Posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens implantation: comparative, multicentre study in 351 eyes with low-to-moderate or high myopia," British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
The Visian Implantable Collamer Lens V4c (ICL V4c) is a new generation of posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens, which is capable to correct up to -18.00 D refraction [2].
(c) This is anterior uveitis arising after implantation of a sulcus-supported phakic intraocular lens (IOL)
Another surgical option for the treatment of post-DALK astigmatism is the implantation of a phakic intraocular lens (PIOL).