1. Correction of myopia up to high degrees
2. Higher accuracy in refractive error correction than laser procedures for greater diopters
3. The reversibility of the surgery by removing the lens
4. No changes in the corneal quality
5. No need for complex equipment during the surgery
6. Improved visual quality compared with glasses
7. Applicable to thin corneas
Common and Possible Complications
Like any other surgery procedure, Lens implantation, may be followed by common and possible complications. The advances in ophthalmology and the expertise of ophthalmologists working in Tehran-Iran Noor Eye Hospital have greatly reduced the incidence rate of these complications. However, it’s good to mention some of them as a reminder:
-Damage to the corneal endothelial and the loss of its transparency: This damage doesn’t seem to be more than other corneal surgery.
-Glaucoma: Considering that people with myopia have a greater tendency for developing glaucoma, patients should be chosen carefully. In the current studies, no particular difference has been observed in the patients who have undergone an operation for glaucoma after 3 years.
-Cataract: According to the recent studies, cataract is reported in less than 1-2% of cases. However, it takes longer to prove this.
-Lens Positioned Off-axis: If the center of the lens is not aligned with the patient’s visual axis, it is possible that his/her refractive error won’t be completely eliminated, or lead to astigmatism. This occurs when the difference is more than 0.25-0.50 mm.
-Long Recovery Period: In cases requiring sutures, complete recovery may take several weeks to several months.
Some other important points are mentioned to the patients by the ophthalmologists of Tehran-Iran Noor Eye Hospital .