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.
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Draca et al., "Comparison of verisyse and veriflex phakic intraocular lenses for treatment of moderate to high myopia 36 months after surgery," Seminars in Ophthalmology, vol.
O'Keefe, "5-year prospective follow-up of Artisan phakic intraocular lenses for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism," Ophthalmologica, vol.
Phakic intraocular lenses are the treatment of choice for patients who are pre-presbyopic or unsuitable for laser eye surgery but satisfy the anatomical requirements for safe placement of the lenses.
Retinal complications of phakic intraocular lenses. Semin Ophthalmol.
Safety of posterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses for the correction of high myopia; anterior segment changes after posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens implantation.
Vicente, "Optimizing the vault of collagen copolymer phakic intraocular lenses in eyes with keratoconus and myopia: comparison of 2 methods," Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, vol.
Several studies have reported the successful use of toric as well as phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs) in patients with Ceratoronus.
In particular, newly introduced procedures include Intacs, CXL, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, Descemets's stripping endothelial keratoplasty, excimer laser procedures, phakic intraocular lenses, and multifocal intraocular lenses 'amongst others.