Experience with the Artisan phakic intraocular lens in Asian eyes

Naoko Asano-Kato, Ikuko Toda, Yoshiko Hori-Komai, Chikako Sakai, Teruki Fukumoto, Hiroyuki Arai, Murat Dogru, Yoji Takano, Kazuo Tsubota

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Purpose: To investigate the efficacy and safety of implantation of an iris-claw phakic intraocular lens (PIOL), Artisan Myopia, in Asian eyes. Setting: Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic, Tokyo, Japan. Methods: Forty-four eyes of 32 Japanese patients and 1 Korean patient with high myopia had Artisan Myopia lens implantation to correct their refractive errors. Lens models, 5/8.5 or 6/8.5 (optic diameter/overall diameter), were chosen as standard lens model. A smaller lens model (5/7.5-Artisan Myopia Small) was implanted in eyes with corneal diameter less than 11.0 mm. Postoperative examinations were performed on 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years after surgery. Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), manifest refraction, corneal endothelial cell counts, intraocular pressure, and complications were evaluated. Results: Artisan Myopia Small lenses were implanted in 4 eyes (9.1%) and 8.5 mm diameter lenses were implanted in 40 eyes. Preoperative UCVA (logMAR) improved from 1.57 to 0.09 at 1 month after surgery and no regression was observed thereafter. Postoperative manifest refraction was -1.02 ± 0.87 D (-3.25 to -0.00 D), and within 1.0 D in 20 eyes (55.6%), within 2.0 D in 32 eyes (88.9%) at 1 month after surgery, and stable during the follow-up period. The final BCVA decreased 2 lines in 2 eyes (4.5%) due to progression of age-related cataract. No serious complications such as angle closure or progressive endothelial cell loss were observed. Conclusion: Implantation of an Artisan iris-claw PIOL implantation may be a safe and effective procedure for Asian eyes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910-915
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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