[Surgical treatment with an artificial iris]

Ophthalmologe. 2015 Oct;112(10):865-8. doi: 10.1007/s00347-015-0123-6.
[Article in German]


Iris defects with their disturbed pupillary function, visual impairment and glare constitute a therapeutic challenge in surgical reconstruction. A new therapeutic option for distinctive defects consists in the implantation of a custom-made silicone iris. This new and challenging therapy provides the opportunity to achieve an individual, aesthetically appealing and good functional result for the patient.

Keywords: Artificial iris; Iris defect; Iris prosthesis; Iris reconstruction; Trauma.

Publication types

  • Webcast

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Eye Injuries / complications
  • Eye Injuries / surgery*
  • Eye, Artificial*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iris / injuries*
  • Iris / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Design*
  • Prosthesis Implantation / methods
  • Silicones*


  • Silicones