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This video describes the Verisyse Phakic Intraocular Lens, what it is used for, and who is a candidate for it.


With the Verisyse lens procedure, the lens is placed in front of your natural lens and is clipped to the colored part of the eye (iris). The Verisyse lens is made from PMMA material that is well tolerated in the eye. It is about one-fourth size of your fingernail, making it almost undetectable to the naked eye. It has been used safely and effectively to correct myopia between -5 diopters to -20 diopters.

Pros & Cons in Choosing hte Verisyse Lens


  • A good alternative for patients who are not eligible for laser surgery
  • Corrects high nearsightedness that is out of the range of laser surgery and the Visian ICL
  • Keeps your natural ability to accommodate (read without reading glasses)
  • Reversible; the lens can be explanted.


  • More invasive than laser refractive surgery; this procedure is done in the operating room with topical and/or general anesthesia.
  • Fluctuating vision for a few weeks after the procedure
  • Postoperative discomfort/pain for about one week
  • Requires more postoperative visits than other refractive procedures