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IOLs (intraocular lenses) are artificial lenses that can be used to replace or enhance lenses in the eye that have been damaged by cataracts or other disorders.

The pseudophakic IOL is the most common type of IOL. It replaces the crystalline lens (cataract) and is able to perform the same functions so the eye can work properly.

The second type of IOL is the phakic intraocular lens (PIOL). It is placed over the existing lens to enhance its power to treat myopia and nearsightedness.