Phakic IOL

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Phakic Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) are lenses surgically placed behind the cornea. Phakic IOLs are used as an alternative to LASIK for nearsighted patients with severe prescriptions or corneas that are too thin for LASIK. Phakic IOLs do not change the shape of the cornea, but are placed inside the eye. The eye’s natural crystalline lens is left in place, unlike in either Cataract or RLE surgery, in which the eye’s natural lens is replaced. Phakic IOLs are designed to remain in the eye permanently, but they can be removed if necessary.

Is Phakic IOL Right For Me?

  • Do you have extremely poor vision?
  • Is your cornea too thin for LASIK?
  • Do you have an astigmatism?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are probably a candidate for Phakic IOL.

Schedule a consultation and speak with a doctor to find out!

Phakic IOL FAQ

Q: I have an astigmatism. Can I have Phakic IOL?
A: In nearly all cases, yes. Read more about Phakic IOL and astigmatism.

Q: How safe is Phakic IOL?
A: Very. Phakic IOL is usually safer than wearing contact lenses. Learn more about eye surgery safety.

Q: How long does the initial consultation take?
A: About 2 hours, including the diagnostic testing.


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Our locations

1209 York Road,
Lutherville, MD, 21093
410-821-9490
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Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

301 St Paul Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-727-8380
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Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Ridge Road Professional Center
7106 Ridge Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 866-2022
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Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Suite 202
Abingdon, MD 21009
410-569-0707
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Mon: 8am-4pm
Tue-Wed: 8am-6:30pm
Thu: 8am-5:30pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-1:30pm (2nd & 4th Saturdays)

111 Mt Carmel Rd #600
Parkton, MD 21120
410-329-6700
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Mon: 9am-6pm
Tues-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4:30pm
Sat: 8am-1pm (Open 2 Saturdays a month.)

301 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-5515
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21 Crossroads Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117
443-738-4270
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Tues & Thur: 8am-5pm

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
410-583-1000
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Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm