Phakic IOL implant
In case of high myopia or hyperopia, when the laser surgery is contraindicated, it is possible to proceed with the implant of a soft contact lens (called phakic) placed either between the cornea and the iris or just behind the iris, by a small incision. In this way the natural crystalline and its accommodative capacity are preserved.
The operation is unilateral and is performed under local anaesthetic (just a few drops of anaesthetic eye-drop in the eyes) with a light sedation if necessary.
The recovery is very quick and painless, the patient can see straight after the surgery.
The patient can go back to his everyday activities even the day after the surgery, except for some particular ones (sports that involve physical contact, swimming, make up).