AcrySof® CACHET®
Phakic Lens

For Moderate to High Myopia

For patients with moderate to high myopia   Myopia: A refractive error resulting in the inability for the eye to see distant objects. Also referred to as "nearsightedness." Occurs when the eyeball is too long or when the cornea has too much curvature, preventing the light entering the eye from focusing correctly on the retina and resulting in blurry vision at a distance. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery are treatment options for correcting vision impairment caused by myopia.   who aren’t ideal candidates for LASIK, one of the latest innovations in vision-correcting technology is the use of Phakic Lenses.

Phakic Lens implants, such as the AcrySof® CACHET® Phakic Lens, are designed to eliminate moderate to high nearsightedness   Nearsightedness: The common term for myopia. Nearsightedness is a refractive error resulting in the inability for the eye to see distant objects. It occurs when the eyeball is too long or when the cornea has too much curvature and prevents the light entering the eye from focusing correctly on the retina, resulting in blurry vision at a distance. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery are treatment options for nearsightedness.   in adults.

As part of a vision correction procedure known as phakic surgery, the AcrySof® CACHET® Phakic Lens works with your natural lens   Lens: The transparent disc behind the pupil that brings light into focus on the retina.   to help focus light for sharper distance vision and add the focusing power needed to help correct high myopia.

Drawing upon decades of knowledge and innovation, AcrySof® CACHET® Phakic Lenses utilize the same technology as AcrySof® cataract lenses—which have been successfully implanted in over 50 million patients around the world.

The AcrySof® CACHET® Phakic Lens is backed by extensive clinical research. In one study, nearly 80% of patients were completely free from glasses 3 months after surgery on both eyes.

Phakic surgery with the AcrySof® CACHET® Phakic Lens could be an option for you if:

  • You have moderate to high myopia
    • - Ask your eye doctor if your prescription is between -6.0 and -16.5 diopters (D)
  • You are 21 years of age or older
  • Your eyeglasses or contact lens prescription hasn't changed for at least one year
  • Your doctor determines that your anterior chamber has a depth greater than or equal to 3.2 mm (including your cornea)

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Reference

  1. AcrySof® CACHET® Phakic Lens Directions For Use.