Glossary:

Phakic intraocular lenses (IOL)

Phakic intraocular lenses (IOL) are placed inside the eye through a small incision and clip onto the front of the iris. The operation takes about 30 minutes and can be done under a local or a general anaesthetic. Recovery of vision is very quick – most patients will have excellent vision the next day. In some cases, an enhancement procedure using laser eye surgery may be required to obtain best vision.