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Anterior chamber foldable phakic IOL safety and efficacy

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First Author: A.Hasan EGYPT

Co Author(s):    K. Mohamed                    

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To assess the visual outcome of eyes undergoing Anterior chamber foldable phakic lens implantation(Artiflex and verflix) for myopia unsuitable for LASIK.


Sohag faculty of medicine ,Egypt


A retrospective analysis of 25 eyes of 16 patients underwent Anterior chamber foldable phakic IOL implantation for correction of myopia ,all patients were unsuitable for LASIK.


A total of 25 eyes from 16 patients were reviewed. Follow-up ranged from 6 to 42 months, mean 17.3 months. At final follow-up, 14 of the 25 eyes (56 %) achieved best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) better than that measured preoperatively and 10 of the 25 eyes (40%) matched their preoperative BCVA.1 eyes, (0.04%) attained a final BCVA worse than preoperatively, one due to recurrent uveitis.


This study suggests that Anterior chamber foldable phakic IOL (iris claw lens insertion) is beneficial in myopia , unsuitable for LASIK, matching or exceeding preoperative BCVA in the overwhelming majority of the cases. With no major complications.

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