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Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation

Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation is a surgical option for treating high refractive errors. It differs from laser refractive procedures because it involves implanting an IOL in the eye, not reshaping the cornea.The phakic IOL is implanted through a small incision in the peripheral cornea, similar to IOL insertion during standard cataract surgery. Unlike cataract surgery and natural lens replacement (NLR), the natural lens of the eye is not removed during the surgery.

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Key features of Phakic IOL Implantation

  • a surgical option fortreatment of high myopia
  • a possible option for those who are not candidates for
    standard refractive surgery or LASIK in Los Angeles.
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Laser Vision Correction Center

LASIK is the single most popular refractive procedure today for correcting refractive errors.

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Cataract Center

A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. Surgery,  is the only way to treat cataracts.

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If you are seeking Los Angeles eye care experts, the eye doctors at the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA are happy to provide expert diagnosis.

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Patient Financing

At UCLA Laser Refractive Center, our goal is to make LASIK affordable. As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer financing programs, flex spending, or credit card payments. The UCLA Laser Refractive Center requires payment in full at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express as payment for these elective procedures that are not traditionally covered by insurance plans.


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