Safety of an artificial iris in a phakic eye

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Jun;38(6):1097-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2012.03.021.


This case report describes the one-year results of the implantation of a sectorial and foldable artificial iris in a phakic eye. To our knowledge, this is the first such report with a follow-up of 1 year. No perioperative or postoperative complications were seen. Corrected distance visual acuity remained unchanged (left eye, 1.5/10), the subjective complaints of glare and photophobia improved considerably, and the patient was very satisfied with the aesthetic result.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Artificial Organs*
  • Biocompatible Materials*
  • Eye Injuries / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Iris / injuries*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Silicone Elastomers
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*


  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Silicone Elastomers