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Artisan Aphakia <br> Model 205

Artisan Aphakia
Model 205

PMMA IOL for iris 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. 


Material: PMMA CQ-UV
Haptics: Iris claw
Overall Ø: 8.5 mm
Body Ø: 5.4 mm | Biconvex*

115.7 (
115.7 (
-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)



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

Surgical Procedures:

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2016    Sezer Helvacı, Selahaddin Demirdüzen, and Hüseyin Öksüz
Iris-claw intraocular lens implantation: Anterior chamber versus retropupillary implantation
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan; 64(1): 45–49.
2015    Forlini M, Soliman W, Bratu A, Rossini P, Cavallini G, Forlini C.
Long-term follow-up of retropupillary iris-claw intraocular lens implantation: a retrospective analysis 
BMC Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct 27;15:143. doi: 10.1186/s12886-015-0146-4
2014    Güell JL, Verdaguer P, Elies D, Gris O, Manero F, Mateu-Figueras G, Morral M.
Secondary iris-claw anterior chamber lens implantation in patients with aphakia without capsular support
J Ophthalmol. 2014 May;98(5):658-63.
2011    De Silva SR, Arun K, Anandan M, Glover N, Patel CK, Rosen P.
Iris-claw intraocular lenses to correct aphakia in the absence of capsule support
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Sep;37(9):1667-72.
2011    Hara S, Borkenstein AF, Ehmer A, Auffarth GU.
Retropupillary fixation of iris-claw intraocular lens versus transscleral suturing fixation for aphakic eyes without capsular support
J Refract Surg. 2011 Oct;27(10):729-35.

2008    Rüfer F; Saeger M; Nölle B; Roider J

Implantation of retropupillar iris claw lenses with and without combined penetrating keratoplasty 
Graefe's Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmology.2008 

2007    Baykara M, Ozcetin H, Yilmaz S, Timuçin OB 
Posterior iris fixation of the iris-claw intraocular lens implantation through a scleral tunnel incision. 
American J of Ophthalmology. 2007; 144(4): 586-91
2006    Tahzib NG, Cheng YY, Nuijts RM
Three-year follow-up analysis of Artisan toric lens implantation for correction of postkeratoplasty ametropia in phakic and pseudophakic eyes
Ophthalmology. 2006; 113(6): 976-84
2006    Aspiotis M, Asproudis I, Stefaniotou M, Gorezis S, Psilas K.

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

J Refract Surg. 2006 Jan-Feb;22(1):99-101. 
2005    Güell JL, Velasco F, Malecaze F, Vazquez M, Gris O, Manero F. 

Secondary Artisan-Verysise aphakic lens implantation 

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Dec;31(12):2266-71. 
 2004    Ivanka J. van der Meulen, Frans P. Gunning, Muriel G. Vermeulen, Marc D. de Smet. 

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

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004 Dec;30(12):2585-9.
2004    Kanellopoulos AJ. 

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

Cornea. 2004 Apr;23(3):220-4. 

The surgical techniques and opinions expressed in the videos are solely those of the surgeons and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views or opinions of OPHTEC BV.

Experiences with Artisan Aphakia

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Interview with dr M. Forlini Italy
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Interview with Dr Vinícius Ghanem Brazil
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Dr Patricio Grayeb Argentina
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Interview with Dr Adrián Hernández Martínez Spain

Surgical Procedures

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The ideal IOL for secondary implantation Prof. J.L. Güell Spain
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Enclavation using VacuFix Dr V.I. Apostolov Netherlands
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Artisan Aphakia IOL implantation Dr A. Hernández Martinez Spain
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Posterior fixation of an Iris–claw IOL combined with pupilloplasty or iris cerclage suture Dr V. de Rojas Spain
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Retro-pupillary Artisan implantation Dr M. A. Reyes Rodríguez Spain
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Vertical Artisan Aphakia implantation Dr M. A. Reyes Rodríguez Spain


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Posterior Fixated Artisan in Ectopia Lentis & Endothelial cell loss Dr A. Anbari United Kingdom
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Artisan Aphakia, retropupillary fixation Dr K. Becker Germany
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Outcomes of a study on retropupillary implanted aphakic iris claw lenses Dr M. Forlini Italy
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Solving Challenging Cases with Aphakic Artisan Dr R. C. Ghanem Brazil
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Artisan aphakia, clinical pearls Prof. J. Kanellopoulos Greece
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Retropupillary fixation Dr A. Mohr Germany
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