Phakic IOLs offer good outcomes to high myopes and hyperopes

May 1, 2004

The U.S. FDA study of the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL, STAAR Surgical)used to treat high myopia (mean preoperative refraction, -10 D) and availablein four lengths (11.5 to 13 mm) shows good visual results in 526 eyes. Thesedata were presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery(ASCRS) annual meeting.