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intraocular lens, IOL
An artificial lens made of plastic, silicone, acrylic, or other material that is implanted inside the eye during cataract surgery.

Removal of the cataract and insertion of the intraocular lens typically takes about an hour and does not require hospitalization.

The intraocular lens is implanted within the capsule, which provides permanent support for the lens. It is never handled or adjusted, as a contact lens might be.

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