Phakic Intra-Ocular lenses

Phakic intra-ocular lenses may offer a solution for younger people who are too short or too long-sighted for laser eye treatment. Most patients describe these lenses as implantable contact lenses.

The natural lens within the eye of younger patients (<40) has some degree of natural flexibility that allows a youthful depth of focus to be enjoyed. For this reason refractive lens exchange (removing the natural lens and replacing it with a synthetic lens) is not recommended.

There are risks with every form of surgery but the risks with Phakic intra ocular lenses need additional consideration and the aftercare may need to be lifelong with its associated costs. If you are thinking of this option, we would invite you to discuss this surgery with our surgeon and they will consider your needs on a case by case basis.

If you're interested in learning more about Phakic Intra-ocular lenses please call 0114 2711564 to book a discussion with our surgeon.