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22nd International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons

18. to 21.06.2009, Nürnberg

Irisfixated Phakic Iols in Children

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  • Camille Budo - Polikliniek Oogheelkunde Sint-Truiden bvba, Sint-Truiden, Belgium

22. Internationaler Kongress der Deutschen Ophthalmochirurgen. Nürnberg, 18.-21.06.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc09docWK 5b.25

doi: 10.3205/09doc166, urn:nbn:de:0183-09doc1665

Published: July 9, 2009

© 2009 Budo.
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Purpose: To discuss my experience with and published articles about the Phakic Artisan® Lens with children and the long term follow-up with this lens for adults.

Methods: My paper shows the follow-up of 4 patients with whom I have implanted a Phakic Artisan Lens since 1991 and the publication of 2 cases in articles published in ophthalmological journals. In most cases the implantation of a Phakic Artisan is performed with children showing an amblyopia and problems with glasses and contact lenses. We will show following results: visual acuity, objective and subjective refraction, endothelial cell loss, etc.

Results: In these few cases, the results with children are good. Additionally, the long term study of the Phakic Artisan Lens with adults is excellent if we respect the indications and if we perform meticulous surgery.

Conclusions: The results with children show that this technique is a good option if conventional therapy fails in treating their amblyopia. Furthermore, the long term study with the Artisan® Lens has proved to be a safe technique for the correction of moderate and high myopia with adults. Larger studies should be performed for the implantation of Phakic Artisan Lens for children, but these results show that it is a promising technique.