Intraocular (in-truh-OCK-yoo-ler) lens implants are small eye lenses made of plastic-like material or silicon.
A soft bandage covered the eye where an artificial lens had been implanted, but he had no stitches and needed no painkillers.
The implantable lens, made by STAAR, was approved by the FDA in 2005.
But the implantable lens, made by STAAR Surgical, was approved by the FDA in 2005.
Researchers say they've created an artificial lens that could lead to implantable lenses to replace damaged or diseased human eye lenses.
Recently Roger Hicks had cataracts taken out and lens implants put in.
It was bestowed after she received a telescopic lens implant in her right eye to compensate for end stage macular degeneration.