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Phakic IOLs have reduced but still important role in European ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition, May 2016

Brought to the market in the late 1980s, phakic IOLs promised to be the solution for patients with high refractive error who were not eligible for corneal laser surgery. The initial enthusiasm cooled down in the following years due to long-term sight-threatening complications that induced companies to repeatedly modify some of the existing IOL designs and eventually withdraw several models from the market.

Although the use of phakic IOLs did not expand as much as was expected at first, this technology still has a well-established role, according to Antonio Marinho, MD, PhD, OSN Europe Edition Board Member.

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Phakic IOLs: Where we are and what the future will bring

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Visualizing Macular Structures During Membrane Peeling Surgery With an Intraoperative Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Device

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, April 2016, Volume 47 Issue 4
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New Treatment Paradigms for Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Status and Applications for Practice

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

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