Artisan Aphakia

Model 205

PMMA iris-fixated IOL designed for the correction of aphakia.

  • Iris fixation 
  • Long-term clinical experience 
  • Predictable, stable, reliable 
  • Also suitable for retro-pupillary fixation

Artisan Aphakia is the #1 backup lens in complicated cataract cases. Based on the long term experience of iris fixation, the ARTISAN Aphakia IOL is a predictable, safe, high-precision implant.

  • Iris fixation
  • Long-term clinical experience
  • Predictable, stable, reliable
  • Also suitable for retro-pupillary fixation

Designed for...

Predictable, stable and reliable surgery

Based on the long-term experience with iris fixation, the Artisan Aphakia IOL is a predictable, safe, high-precision implant that corrects aphakia when it is not correctable by other means.

Easy and fast surgery

Artisan Aphakia IOLs make your surgery simpler. Retropupillary fixation allows for an easy and fast procedure.

#1 Backup Lens

Artisan Aphakia is the #1 backup lens in complicated cataract cases.


Lens Material:


Body Ø:

5.4 mm | Biconvex*

Overall Ø:

8.5 mm


115.7 (SRK T)
115.7 (SRK II)
-0.160 (Haigis aO)
0.400 (Haigis a1)
0.100 (Haigis a2)
3.62 (Hoffer-Q pACD)
-0.08 (Holladay 1 sf)
0.15 (Barrett suite LF)
0 (Barrett suite DF)

Haptics / haptic design:

Iris claw

A-constant retropupillar:

116.9 (SRK T)
116.8 (SRK II)
-0.250 (Haigis aO)
0.400 (Haigis a1)
0.100 (Haigis a2)
4.34 (Hoffer-Q pACD)
0.54 (Holladay 1 sf)
0.78 (Barrett suite LF)
0 (Barrett suite DF)

Dioptric powers

+2.0 D to +30.0 D (1.0 D increments)
+14.5 D to +24.5 D (0.5 D increments)

* +2.0 D to +9.0 D Plano-convex



  • Artisan Aphakia Factsheet

  • Cataract IOLs


  • 2016

    Iris-claw intraocular lens implantation: Anterior chamber versus retropupillary implantation

    Sezer Helvac?, Selahaddin Demirdüzen, and Hüseyin Öksüz. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan; 64(1): 45–49.

  • 2023

    Long-term follow-up of retropupillary iris-claw intraocular lens implantation: a retrospective analysis

    Forlini M, Soliman W, Bratu A, Rossini P, Cavallini G, Forlini C. BMC Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct 27;15:143. doi: 10.1186/s12886-015-0146-4.

  • 2014

    Secondary iris-claw anterior chamber lens implantation in patients with aphakia without capsular support

    Güell JL, Verdaguer P, Elies D, Gris O, Manero F, Mateu-Figueras G, Morral M. J Ophthalmol. 2014 May;98(5):658-63.

  • 2011

    Iris-claw intraocular lenses to correct aphakia in the absence of capsule support

    De Silva SR, Arun K, Anandan M, Glover N, Patel CK, Rosen P. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Sep;37(9):1667-72.

  • 2011

    Retropupillary fixation of iris-claw intraocular lens versus transscleral suturing fixation for aphakic eyes without capsular support

    Hara S, Borkenstein AF, Ehmer A, Auffarth GU. J Refract Surg. 2011 Oct;27(10):729-35.

  • 2008

    Implantation of retropupillar iris claw lenses with and without combined penetrating keratoplasty 

    Rüfer F; Saeger M; Nölle B; Roider J Graefe's Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmology.2008 

  • 2007

    Posterior iris fixation of the iris-claw intraocular lens implantation through a scleral tunnel incision. 

    Baykara M, Ozcetin H, Yilmaz S, Timuçin OB American J of Ophthalmology. 2007; 144(4): 586-91

  • 2006

    Three-year follow-up analysis of Artisan toric lens implantation for correction of postkeratoplasty ametropia in phakic and pseudophakic eyes

    Tahzib NG, Cheng YY, Nuijts RM Ophthalmology. 2006; 113(6): 976-84

  • 2006

    Artisan aphakic intraocular lens implantation in cases of subluxated crystalline lenses due to Marfan syndrome

    Aspiotis M, Asproudis I, Stefaniotou M, Gorezis S, Psilas K. J Refract Surg. 2006 Jan-Feb;22(1):99-101. 

  • 2005

    Secondary Artisan-Verysise aphakic lens implantation 

    Güell JL, Velasco F, Malecaze F, Vazquez M, Gris O, Manero F. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Dec;31(12):2266-71. 

  • 2004

    Artisan lens implantation to correct aphakia after vitrectomy for retained nuclear lens fragments

    Ivanka J. van der Meulen, Frans P. Gunning, Muriel G. Vermeulen, Marc D. de Smet. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004 Dec;30(12):2585-9.

  • 2004

    Penetrating keratoplasty and Artisan iris-fixated intraocular lens implantation in the management of aphakic bullous keratopathy 

    Kanellopoulos AJ. Cornea. 2004 Apr;23(3):220-4.

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