Lens implants have been used in ophthalmology since the 1960s. The replacement of the opaque natural lens (cataract) with a clear synthetic lens is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures.
During the past 10 years, lens implants have been used to correct higher refractive errors by either implanting an additional lens into the eye (phakic lens) or by replacing the natural lens with a synthetic lens of adjusted refractive power.
Lens procedures allow high result predictability and, if needed, an enhancement procedure is possible with a laser correction (Bioptics) or by exchanging the lens.
Phakic lens implants
Phakic IOLs (intraocular lenses) are used to correct nearsightedness from -6 to -16 dpt for over 10 years.