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Intraocular Lens

This plastic polymer lens is surgically implanted to replace the focusing power of the natural lens of the eye following cataract extraction. The Intraocular Lens (IOL) comprises two types of lenses; non-foldable (made of a hard plastic material) and foldable (made of silicone or acrylic).

Diagnosis
The most common diagnosis in children leading to recommendation for an intraocular lens is cataracts, where there is a need to replace the eye’s focusing power.

Treatment
A surgical procedure to insert the intraocular lens inside the eye. It can be done under local anesthesia in adults and general anesthesia in children and can take up to 30 minutes.