Artisan Myopia 206

Model 206

A predictable, reliable, stable and versatile iris fixated IOL designed to correct myopia.

  • Long-term safety
  • Reversible treatment
  • Iris fixation


The Artisan myopia was the first FDA-approved phakic IOL. The lens has passed the test of time by filling the need for those who seek a predictable and stable solution for the surgical correction of myopia.

  • One-size-fits-all
  • Optimal clearance from vital tissues
  • Predictable, reliable, stable and versatile

Designed for...

Long-term safety

The design of the Artisan 206 is based on the long-term experience of iris fixation. The Artisan concept has the longest design history of any phakic IOL still in use.

Predictable surgery

The Artisan 206 is designed for doctors seeking an IOL with a predictable, reliable, stable and versatile surgical procedure.


Artisan IOLs make your choices simpler. There is no need to make complicated decisions based on vaulting.


Material: PMMA CQ-UV
Overall Ø: 8.5 mm
Body Ø: 5.0 mm | Convex-concave
Dioptric Powers: -1.0 D to -23.5 D (0.5 increments)



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  • Artisan Myopia EMC study


  • 2016

    Paired-eye comparison of corneal endothelial cell counts after unilateral iris-claw phakic intraocular lens implantation

    Merce Morral, MD, PhD, Jose L. Güell, MD, PhD, Mostafa A. El Husseiny, MD, Daniel Elies, MD, Oscar Gris, MD, PhD, Felicidad Manero, MD. J Cataract Refract Surg 2016; 42:117–126.

  • 2008

    Prospective long-term evaluation of the efficacy, safety, and stability of the phakic intraocular lens for high myopia 

    Silva RA, Jain A, Manche EE. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2008; 126(6):775-81.

  • 2008

    Long-term Follow-up of Endothelial Cell Change after Artisan Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation

    Saxena R, Boekhoorn SS, Mulder PG, Noordzij B, Rij GV, Luyten GP. Ophthalmology. 2008; 115(4):608-13.

  • 2008

    Laser in situ keratomileusis following the implantation of iris-fixated phakic intraocular lenses

    Meltendorf C; Cichocki M; Kohnen T. Ophthalmologica. 2008; 222 (2): 69-73.

  • 2008

    Metaanalysis of cataract development after phakic intraocular lens surgery

    Chen L-J, Chang Y-J, Kuo JC, Rajagopal R, Azar DT. J Cataract Refract Surgery. 2008; 34:1181-1200.

  • 2008

    Retinal detachment after phacoemulsification in high myopia: Analysis of 2356 cases

    Neuhann IM, Neuhann TF, Heimann H, Schmickler S, Gerl RH, Foerster MH. J Cataract Refract Surgery. 2008; 34:1644-57.

  • 2007

    Long-term Study of Artisan Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation for the Correction of Moderate to High Myopia Ten-Year Follow-up Results

    Tahzib NG, Nuijts RM, Wu WY, Budo CJ. Ophthalmology. 2007; 114(6): 1133-42.

  • 2007

    Sequential Intacs and Verisyse phakic intraocular lens for refractive improvement in keratoconic eyes

    El-Raggal TM, Abdel Fattah AA. J Cataract Refract Surgery. 2007; 33(6): 966-70.

  • 2007

    Long-term endothelial changes in phakic eyes after Artisan intraocular lens implantation to correct myopia Five-year study

    Benedetti S, Casamenti V, Benedetti M. J Cataract Refract Surgery.2007 ; May; 33(5): 784-90.

  • 2006

    Functional outcome and patient satisfaction after artisan phakic intraocular lens implantation for the correction of myopia

    Tahzib NG, Bootsma SJ, Eggink FA, Nuijts RM. American J of Ophthalmology. 2006; 142(1): 31-39.

  • 2006

    Traumatic dislocation and successfull re-enclavation of an Artisan phakic IOL with analysis of the endothelium

    Ioannides A, Nartey I, Little BC. J Refract Surg. 2006; 22(1): 102-3.

  • 2006

    Evaluation of pupil dynamics after implantation of Artisan phakic intraocular lenses lenses

    Bootsma SJ, Tahzib NG, Eggink FA, de Brabander J. Nuijts, RM. J Refract Surg. 2006; 22(4): 367-71.

  • 2006

    "The ""sandwich technique"" for iris-fixated phakic intraocular lens implantation"

    Tehrani M, Dick HB. J Refract Surg. 2006; 22(1): 96-8.

  • 2006

    A retrospective analysis of the first Indian experience on Artisan phakic intraocular lenses.

    Senthil S, Prasad K, Ravisankar R, Srilakshmi. Indian J Ophthalmology. 2006; 54: 251-5.

  • 2005

    Implantation of Artisan phakic toric intraocular lenses for the correction of astigmatism and spherical errors in patients with keratocous

    Budo C, Bartels MC, Van Rij G. J Refract Surg. 2005; 21(3): 218-22.

  • 2005

    Correction of myopia of 7 to 24 diopters with the Artisan phakic intraocular lens: two-year follow-up.

    Benedetti S, Casamenti V, Marcaccio L, Brogioni C, Assetto V. J Refract Surg. 2005 Mar-Apr;21(2):116-26.

  • 2005

    Changes in contrast sensitivity after Artisan lens implantation for high myopia

    Lombardo AJ, Hardten DR, McCulloch AG, Demarchi JL, Davis EA, Lindstrom RL. Ophthalmology. 2005 Feb;112(2):278-85.

  • 2004

    Implantation of an Artisan phakic intraocular lens for the correction of high myopia after penetrating keratoplasty

    Moshirfar M, Barsam CA, Parker JW. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004 Jul;30(7):1578-81.

  • 2004

    Artisan phakic intraocular lens for correcting high myopia.

    Lifshitz T, Levy J, Aizenman I, Klemperer I, Levinger S. Int Ophthalmol. 2004 Jul;25(4):233-8.

  • 2004

    Initial results of endothelial cell counts after Artisan lens for phakic eyes: an evaluation of the United States Food and Drug Administration Ophtec Study

    Pop M, Payette Y. Ophthalmology. 2004 Feb;111(2):309-17.

  • 2008

    Five-Year Follow-up of 399 Phakic Artisan-Verisyse Implantation for Myopia, Hyperopia, and/or Astigmatism. 

    Güell JL, Morral M, Gris O, Gaytan J, Sisquella M, Manero F. Ophthalmology. 2008;115(6): 1002-12.

  • 2008

    Three-Year Results of Artisan/Verisyse Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation: Results of the United States Food and Drug Administration Clinical Trial

    Stulting RD, John ME, Maloney R K, Kerry K. Assil, Peter N. Arrowsmith, Thompson V M. Ophthalmology .2008; 115:464-72.

  • 0199

    Two-year follow-up of the Artisan/Verisyse iris-supported phakic intraocular lens for the correction of high myopia.

    Moshirfar M, Holz HA, Davis DK. J Cataract Refract Surgery. 2007; 33(8): 1392-7.

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