Injectable lenses


An injectable lens is an intraocular lens that can be introduced through an extremely small incision in the eye, typically less than 2.8mm and sometimes as little as 1.4mm. The advantages of the technique include the fact that the lens never touches the outside of the eye (theoretically reducing infection risks) and that the wound is smaller, reducing astigmatism.


Both special multifocal and toric lenses can be injected in this fashion. Below is a video of a standard intraocular lens being injected directly into the eye.

An intraocular lens being injected