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aphakia

[ə′fāk· ē·ə]
(medicine)
Absence of the lens of the eye.
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Since its original introduction, over 500,000 aphakic OPHTEC lenses have been implanted worldwide, as well as an additional 150,000 phakic IOLs.
The main points were that, wherever possible, disposable lenses or devices should be used, and where this is not possible then a decontamination method should be used (this applies to rigid, hybrid, astigmatic and multifocal lenses, and to soft aphakic lenses and lenses used in a hospital environment).
I've participated in the study of the Collamer as an aphakic corrective lens (for pseudophakic status) and it has been the best material I've dealt with.
ZIOPTAN should be used with caution in aphakic patients, in pseudophakic patients with a torn posterior lens capsule, or in patients with known risk factors for macular edema.
The principle side effects are local and are i) a tendency to induce a red eye, particularly upon initial use, ii) increased iris and eyelash pigmentation, and in mildly pigmented patients may cause darkening of the skin around the eyes, iii) eyelash growth, and iv) may precipitate or worsen cystoid macular oedema in aphakic eyes.
Pattern ERGs are especially useful in cases of diabetic inflammatory retinal diseases, maculopathy, vascular macular disease and aphakic cystoid macular oedema (CMO) as the typical pattern ERG is not seen in severe cases.
Caution is recommended when using tafluprost in aphakic patients, pseudophakic patients with torn posterior lens capsule or anterior chamber lenses, or in patients with known risk factors for cystoid macular oedema or iritis/uveitis.