aphakia


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aphakia

[ə′fāk· ē·ə]
(medicine)
Absence of the lens of the eye.
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of Groningen, the Netherlands, and first introduced in 1978 for the correction of aphakia following cataract surgery.
A potential problem could be that the image size in one eye is so different in size to the other eye (aniseikonia) that binocular fusion is not possible, eg in unilateral aphakia.
d) Correction of aphakia following primary intracapsular cataract extraction
Originally used for the correction of aphakia following cataract surgery, lens implants in Europe have experienced a renewed level of interest, particularly for patients with high refractive errors.
About TRULIGN (TM)Toric The TRULIGN(TM) Toric posterior chamber intraocular lens is intended for primary implantation in the capsular bag of the eye for the visual correction of aphakia and postoperative refractive astigmatism secondary to removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with or without presbyopia who desire reduction of residual refractive cylinder with increased spectacle independence and improved uncorrected near, intermediate and distance vision.
The TRULIGN Toric posterior chamber intraocular lens is intended for primary implantation in the capsular bag of the eye for the visual correction of aphakia and postoperative refractive astigmatism secondary to removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with or without presbyopia who desire reduction of residual refractive cylinder with increased spectacle independence and improved uncorrected near, intermediate and distance vision.
An in-depth discussion of aphakia is not within the scope of this article.
It is also contraindicated in patients with melanoma or with a history of melanoma, invasive squamous cell carcinomas, and aphakia, because of the significantly increased risk of retinal damage due to the absence of lenses.