Phakic Intraocular Lenses in Patients with Keratoconus, the Dilemma

  • Yishay Weill
  • David ZadokEmail author


Phakic intraocular lens (pIOL) implantation is gaining popularity in recent years in treating different refractive errors, and indications for such implantations are being broadened. These changes are mainly due to enhanced intraocular lens structure and improved surgical technique. However, there are still a number of pathologies in which pIOL implantation is considered controversial. In this chapter we will discuss the dilemmas that arise when considering to correct keratoconus related refractive errors with pIOL.


Phakic intraocular lenses Keratoconus Intraocular lens Refractive IOL Toric IOL Myopia 


Conflicts of interest

All authors declare they have no conflicts to disclose.


This work received no funding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Shaare Zedek Medical CenterHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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