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There are an estimated 40,000 sports and recreation-related eye injuries each year
and the majority of them happen to children.

Phakic Intraocular
Lens Implants

Phakic intraocular lens implants are used to treat a wide range of myopia ± astigmatism, and hyperopia. Phakic intraocular lens implantation is a straightforward procedure that involves surgically inserting an additional lens into the eye to treat large refractive errors.

Implantable collamer lenses (ICL) are indicated for patients unsuitable for LASIK with extreme myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism. Phakic implants are the trusted option for correcting cases of severe nearsightedness that surgery is unable to treat.

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What Is Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation?

The phakic IOL procedure refers to the method of implanting silicon or plastic lenses directly into the eye. Once implanted, phakic lenses can correct refractive errors, and in the long term permanently reduce the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

How Long Do Intraocular Lens Implants Last?

Phakic lens implants are designed to be permanent unless surgically removed – they are made to last a lifetime. As such, it is an ideal solution for children needing corrective therapy for higher degrees of myopia and other vision issues.

Are Phakic IOLs Safe?

Phakic IOL implantation is an FDA-approved procedure, and the lenses are made of materials that are biocompatible to your eyes. As with any other surgical procedure, it is important to understand the risks involved. It is also necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for phakic lenses by considering your specific vision issues as well as certain aspects of your career, personality, financial capacity and more. Your doctor will have a conversation with you about the limitations and benefits of this method to help you make the right decision.

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Since 2002, highly qualified Ophthalmologists, O.D’s, and Optometrists of Gulf Eye Doctors in Dubai (formerly known as Gulf Eye Center,) have been successfully treating a wide range of eye conditions using advanced techniques.

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Cataracts

Blurred vision, double vision, glares and halos can make the most enjoyable activities difficult.

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Ortho-K

Orthokeratology allows the user to be free of glasses or contact lenses during the day by the use of night time hard lenses

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Children Myopia Control

 

Many children are losing their vision due to excessive “screen time”. Ortho-K lenses can radically reduce or even halt the progression of myopia.

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Lasik

 

LASIK is a quick and painless surgical procedure that corrects the shape of the cornea.

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