aphakia


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aphakia

(əˈfeɪkɪə)
n
(Pathology) absence of the lens of an eye, congenital or otherwise
[from a-1 + Greek phakos lentil + -ia]
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Noun1.aphakia - absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts)aphakia - absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts)
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight
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Furthermore, in complicated situations such as glaucoma drainage implants, aphakia, or presence of iris-fixated lenses, DMEK surgery has an increased risk of complications.
Proposal and evaluation of a suture less, no port technique of silicone oil removal in aphakia.
Slit-lamp examination was performed at age 25 and demonstrated bilateral aphakia, corneal opacity with peripheral neovascularization in the right eye and a transparent cornea in the left eye.
Other patients will require specialist contact lenses for conditions including aphakia, pathological high myopia, post corneal graft surgery, corneal scarring and other ophthalmic conditions.
1 A national survey on blindness in 2004 showed that prevalence of the condition in Pakistan was 1%, out of which 53% was due to cataract and 13% due to the post-operative complication of cataract surgery such as aphakia and posterior capsular opacification (PCO).
Hooymans et al and Nagasaki et all have shown aphakia and pseudophakia as risk factors of high grade PVR20,21.
This means that in some clinics I see children requiring contact lenses for all types of conditions, mainly aphakia, but also cosmetic lenses for disfigured eyes, bandage lenses for corneal dystrophies and others.
Visual outcomes of posterior chamber intraocular lens intrascleral fixation in the setting of postoperative and posttraumatic aphakia.
Clear cornea, quiet anterior chamber, aphakia and total aniridia were seen on slitlamp examination of the right eye (Figure 1).
The Oregon Health Plan covers vision services for children through age 20, pregnant women age 21 and older, and adults with specific medical conditions, such as aphakia (absence of the lens) or keratoconus (when the cornea won't keep its round shape), or after cataract surgery.
has received CE (Conformite Europeenne) Mark of the Harmoni Modular Intraocular Lens System for the visual correction of aphakia in adult patients in whom a cataractous lens has been removed, the company said.