We report a child who had implantation of an iris-fixated Artisan phakic intraocular lens (IOL) to correct high unilateral myopia to support the therapy of anisometropic amblyopia. After IOL implantation, the patient continued occlusion therapy to further treat the amblyopic eye. One year postoperatively, the best corrected visual acuity in the amblyopic eye was 1.00 and binocular stereovision had developed. The visual acuity remained stable through 3 years of follow-up. There were no complications, although postoperative endothelial cell loss was significant.

dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0886-3350(02)01635-8, hdl.handle.net/1765/60296
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Department of Ophthalmology

Saxena, R, van Minderhout, H.M, & Luyten, G.P.M. (2003). Anterior chamber iris-fixated phakic intraocular lens for anisometropic amblyopia. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 29(4), 835–838. doi:10.1016/S0886-3350(02)01635-8