Refractive Phacoemulsification surgery can be used to correct serious defects of myopia (more than 10-20 diopters) and hypermetropia (more than 6-7 diopters) for patients that are more than 45 years old.
In this case, the natural lens, even if transparent, is substituted with an intraocular lens (artificial lens).
This surgery can be useful for patient that have already undergone laser but experienced myopia again.
If last generation lenses are used, it can also be possible to correct presbyopia together with astigmatism. The cost of this surgery may vary depending on the lens implanted.