Phakic Intraocular Lenses May Benefit Patients With Severe Shortsightedness.

The Los Angeles Times (5/24, Dance) reports that, according to a review published May 12 by the Cochrane Collaboration, phakic intraocular lenses or insertable collamer lenses may provide “better eyesight with less risk of vision loss” for people with moderate to severe shortsightedness. “In this alternative procedure, surgeons insert a new lens inside the eye, behind the colored iris.” A British eye expert explained that for patients “with vision of -7 diopters or better, Lasik provides excellent results,” but for those patients having a prescription worse than 13 diopters, phakic intraocular lenses may indeed be the better option.

Courtesy of the Doctors at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care; Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Opticians serving Rockville, Gaithersburg and Potomac Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. For more information visit youreyesite.com

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