WCVB-TV of Boston reports about implantable contact lenses, a new option for patients with vision disorders. According to Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., the manufacturer of implantable Verisyse lenses, the procedure is indicated for patients with cataracts, nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia:
The procedure involves placing the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL behind your cornea and on top of your iris. This gives your eye another focusing lens that provides high-quality, high-definition vision like a normal eye. Although the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is intended to be permanent, the procedure is reversible if desired.
The word “phakic” means that your natural crystalline lens is left in the eye. This is important because your natural lens plays an important role in helping your eye adjust between seeing objects that are near and far.
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