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Phakic Intraocular Lenses in Keratoconus

Jorge L Alio, Pablo Sanz-Díez

Citation Information : Alio JL, Sanz-Díez P. Phakic Intraocular Lenses in Keratoconus. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2015; 4 (3):103-106.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1108

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).



To discuss and summarize the indications, contraindications and results in refractive surgery for keratoconus.


Keratoconus is an ectatic corneal disease characterized by a progressive corneal thinning and irregular astigmatism that negatively impact in the visual function and the optical quality of the patients. The refractive surgery in keratoconus has been discussed by several authors. The two primary lines of action are phakic lens implantation and corneal tissue ablation using photorefractive keratectomy. The use of phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs) to correct myopia and compound myopic astigmatism associated with keratoconus is gaining popularity.

Recent findings

The use of phakic IOLs to correct myopia and compound myopic astigmatism associated with keratoconus is gaining popularity. According to a recent study by our group the safety of this procedure in visual terms is high (post-CDVA/ pre-CDVA = 1.19 ± 0.29). It is also an effective operation (post-UDVA/pre-CDVA = 0.90 ± 0.26).

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Alio JL, Sanz-Díez P. Phakic Intraocular Lenses in Keratoconus. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2015;4(3):103-106.

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