ArtiLens PIOLs

The ArtiLens Phakic IOL is an intraocular lens used in ophthalmology for the correction of refractive errors. The lens provides patients with high-quality vision and reduces or avoids the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Iris Fixation

ArtiLens is distinctive from other phakic intraocular lenses in the manner in which the lens is fixed in the eye; to the iris. This type of fixation is made possible by the shape of the lens, an optic with two diametrically located 'claws'. During implantation, the lens is first centred in front of the pupil and then iris tissue is enclosed between the claws of the lens so that it remains in the correct position. The part of the iris where the lens is held in place is in the mid-periphery, which is immobile during pupillary movement. This iris fixation method has already been in use for over 35 years and is both safe and effective. 

Iris fixation advantages:

Iris fixation:

• Ensures stable fixation to the iris, the toughest tissue within the eye
• Prevents postop rotation
• Ensures an optimal distance to the crystalline lens and the corneal endothelium
• Allows relatively unrestricted constriction and dilation of the pupil
• Permits centration of the lens over the pupil
• Is extremely versatile, as Artilenses may be fixated horizontally, vertically or obliquely
• Ensures reversibility of fixation, is easy to reposition and easy to exchange
• Allows maximal visibility of Artilens
• Permists one size for all
• Offers a long clinical history (first Artisan phakic IOL implanted on November 2, 1986).

ArtiLens Models:

Artiflex Toric Small incision lens for correction of myopia + cylinder.
Dioptric power: Cylinder: -1.0 to -5.0
Sphere: -1.0 D to -13.5 D (0.5 increments)
Artiflex Myopia Small incision lens for correction of myopia.
Dioptric power: -2.0 D to -14.5 D (0.5 D increments)
Artisan Myopia 
Model 206
5/8.5 mm,
Dioptric powers: -1.0 to -23.5 D (0.5 increments)
Artisan Myopia Model 204  6/8.5 mm
Dioptric powers: -1.0 to -15.5 D (0.5 increments)
Artisan Myopia small 
Model 202
5/7.5 mm
Dioptric powers: -3.0 D to -23.5 D (0.5 increments)
Artisan Hyperopia  For correction of hyperopia.
Dioptric powers: +1.0 D to +12.0 D (0.5 increments)
Artisan Toric All (spherical) ARTISAN lenses for myopia and hyperopia can be supplied with cylinders
Artisan Aphakia Backup lens in complicated cataract cases.


ArtiLens certification

To obtain the best results with ArtiLens, OPHTEC continuously conducts specialized certification courses and runs wet labs throughout the world to develop and maintain surgical skills. By providing lenses only to certified professionals, OPHTEC guarantees the constant high quality of results with the product. Click here for more information and details of courses.
An overview of ArtiLens users can be found on the ArtiLens customer website