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aphakia

 [ah-fa´ke-ah]
absence of the lens of an eye, occurring congenitally or as a result of trauma or surgery. adj., adj apha´kic.

a·pha·ki·a

(ă-fā'kē-ă),
Absence of the lens of the eye.
[G. a- priv. + phakos, lentil, anything shaped like a lentil]

aphakia

/apha·kia/ (ah-fa´ke-ah) absence of the lens of an eye, occurring congenitally or as a result of trauma or surgery.apha´kic

aphakia

[əfā′kē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a, phakos, not lens
(in ophthalmology) a condition in which the crystalline lens of the eye is absent, usually because it has been surgically removed, as in the treatment of cataracts. Also called aphacia. aphacic, aphakic, adj.

aphakia

Lenslessness

a·pha·ki·a

(ă-fā'kē-ă)
Absence of the lens of the eye.
[G. a- priv. + phakos, lentil, anything shaped like a lentil]

aphakia

Absence of the internal crystalline lens of the eye. Aphakia results either from surgical removal or from penetrating injury, which may be followed by absorption. An aphakic eye is severely out of focus and requires a powerful lens for clear vision. Such a lens may be provided as a contact lens, so as to avoid the undue magnification and distortion of glasses. In some cases a lens implant within the eye may be considered feasible.

Aphakia

Absence of the lens of the eye.
Mentioned in: Cataracts

aphakia 

Ocular condition in which the crystalline lens is absent. It may be congenital but usually it is due to surgical removal of a cataract. As a result the eye has no accommodative power and is usually highly hyperopic. See aniseikonia; cataract; pseudophakic eye; aphakic lens; phakic; jack-in-the-box phenomenon; vitreous detachment.

aphakia

absence of the lens of an eye, occurring congenitally or as a result of trauma or surgery. Rare in animals.