Phakic intraocular lenses are devices that are permanently implanted to into the eye to reduce a person's need for glasses or contact lenses. The lenses are surgically implanted in front of or behind the iris. Phakic lenses help correct nearsightedness. Risks of the procedure include vision loss, increased intraocular pressure, and the development of cataracts or retinal detachment. Read more: Phakic Intraocular Lenses Article
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