Use of Verisyse iris-supported phakic intraocular lens for myopia in keratoconic patients.

J Cataract Refract Surg 2006 Jul;32(7):1227-32

John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA.

We report 2 patients with stable keratoconus and high myopia who benefited from implantation of an iris-supported phakic intraocular lens (Verisyse, AMO) for correction of their refractive error. Both patients had a postoperative uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40. Endothelial cell density showed at most a 4% decrease, and no evidence of keratoconus progression was witnessed. The use of the Verisyse lens may be beneficial for certain keratoconic patients as an alternative step between rigid gas-permeable lenses and penetrating keratoplasty.

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July 2006
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