Phacodonesis | definition of phacodonesis by Medical dictionary
Tremulousness of the lens of the eye.
[phaco- + G. doneō, to shake to and fro]
phacodonesis An obsolete term for tremulousness of the lens.
A tremulous condition of the crystalline lens. It usually results from an injury to the eye in which some or most of the zonular fibres are broken. See iridodonesis
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Neither iridodonesis nor phacodonesis
There may be no clinical signs in the anterior segment, although a history of ocular trauma may be corroborated by pupillary sphincter ruptures, lens subluxation, or phacodonesis
22) It may be indicated by the presence of a subluxated lens, phacodonesis
(increased mobility of the lens) or iridodonesis (increased mobility or tremulousness of the iris).