1. What is Phakic?  
The PHAKIC is a surgical adjustment of refractive error using a highly safe lens that is tailored to each eye’s parameters, directly implanted behind the iris and in front of the lens. This method provides high definition images without eroding or changing the cornea shape.

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2. Experience with Phakic
3. Who is suited for Phakic? 
  • At the age of at least 18.
  • Do not wish to wear framed glasses, contact lenses
  • Not eligible for laser surgery due to severe MYopia and/or thin cornea; otherwise do not wish corneal interventions. 
  • No corneal structural abnormalities (pyramidal cornea).
  • No diseases related to retina, lens, glaucoma.
  • No inflammatory eye diseases such as conjunctivitis, keratitis, intraocular inflammation, uveitis. 
  • Anterior part of the eyeball having sufficient width and depth.
More about Refractive Errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) and Refractive Correction Surgery
4. How does surgery work?
Only 20-30 minutes for both eyes
Sanitize eyes and apply topical anesthetic eye drops
Make a small incision on the cornea edge
Insert the intraocular lenses to the eyes through the incision and then attach it to the iris.
Sanitize eyes and finish the surgery
5. Phakic Advantages
  1. Broad-spectrum of adjustment Phakic can correct refractive error up to 18 diopter myopia or 10 diopter hyperopia, accompanied by 6 diopter astigmatism with ICL lens. With IPCL lens, Phakic can even correct up to 30 diopters of myopia, 15 diopters of hyperopia, and 10 diopters of astigmatism.          
  2. Preserved corneal structure Phakic does not thin or change the corneal structure, so it is suitable for eyes with thin cornea.
  3. Flexibility  Intraocular lenses are made of materials that 100% compatible with the human body, can stay for a long-term inside the eye but can also be removed easily by doctor’s procedure when needed.       
  4. No Dry Eye Syndrome Phakic minimally invades the corneal surface, limits the effect on the tear glands, so it causes no dry eye syndromes after the surgery.      
  5. Eye protection from UV rays The Collamer material that makes up the ICL lens has integrated UV protection features for maximum eye protection.
  6. Fast Surgery time is only about 20 minutes, patients recover quickly after 24h
  7. Superior visual quality Phakic surgery delivers Full HD vision after surgery with sharp images even at night
  8. No pain the eyes are applied with numbing drops before and during the surgery, so the patient has absolutely no pain. 
  9. High accuracy The lens is individually manufactured following each eye’s parameters, ensuring high accuracy and efficiency of the treatment.
JIEH - The leading Phakic Surgery Center in Southeast Asia
The Japan International Eye Hospital is the leader in Southeast Asia and Australia in the number of Phakic ICL surgeries with more than 3000 successful ones.
JIEH - The leading Phakic Surgery Center in Southeast Asia
Leading in the number of surgeries
In April 2021, Japan International Eye Hospital officially reached the milestone of 3000 Phakic ICL surgeries, we are proud to have the highest numbers of successful Phakic surgeries in Southeast Asia and Australia. Japan International Eye Hospital is also one of the first hospital in Vietnam to use IPCL lenses in Phakic surgery.
Latest generation ICL
ICL Visian EVO + 5th Generation Intraocular lens with improvement in 5-hole vitreous humor circulation ensures a maximum safety and protection for your eyes; IPCL V2.0 lenses are optimized for severe myopia and narrower anterior chamber angles.
Modern equipment
The most innovative equipment for examination, imaging and surgery which help accurately assess eye condition and provide maximum surgical support. 
Professional procedure
Our examination and surgical procedure meets the Japanese standards. Convenient procedure, minimum waiting time.
Patient - centered care
We deliver a comprehensive support service, so you can feel assured to visit us for examination and surgery even on your own. 
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any questions about Phakic surgery? Find your answers here.