Prosthetic Iris Implant

Slitlamp examination demonstrates the iris diaphragm consisting of two multiple-fin rings which were inserted into an eye with iris deficiency due to phakic IOL refractive surgical complication 

  • Prosthetic iris implant is indicated in patients with severe symptoms of glare, reduced vision and photophobia due to iris absence or deficiency.
  • Conditions that may cause iris absence or deficiency:
    • Iris tissue loss after penetrating ocular trauma
    • Intraocular surgery complications
    • Iris atrophy
    • Congenital or acquired conditions such as coloboma, aniridia, irido-corneal-endothelial syndrome
  • Complications may include postoperative persistent inflammation, decreased or increased intraocular pressure, cystoid macular edema and retinal detachment