Aphakia: Absence or loss of the eye's natural crystalline lens, as after cataract removal.
From a-, without + phacos, the Greek word for a lentil bean. The ancients thought (quite correctly) that the lens of the eye was shaped like a lentil bean.
Library > Science > Sci-Tech Dictionary ( É™â€²fÄkÂ· Ä“Â·É™ ) ( medicine ) Absence of the lens of the eye.
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DESCRIPTION: Absence of the lens, due to surgical removal, perforating wound or ulcer, or congenital anomaly; causes a loss of accommodation, hyperopia, and a deep ...
aphakia /aphaÂ·kia/ (ah-faÂ´ke-ah) absence of the lens of an eye, occurring congenitally or as a result of trauma or surgery.aphaÂ´kic. aÂ·phaÂ·kiÂ·a (-f k-
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center discusses Pediatric Aphakia: what it is, symptoms, treatment and how to treat it.