The absence of the lens of the eye is known as Aphakia. The lens is transparent and it is situated behind the iris which is the colored part of the eye. Aphakia may be caused due to surgical removal, a perforating wound or ulcer or congenital reasons. It affects far sightedness (hyperopia) along with complications of detachment of the vitreous or retina and glaucoma.
HOW IS APHAKIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done through physical examination and by looking at your medical history. Ophthalmologists may determine your visual prescription, examine cornea, fundus, iris and anterior chamber, and test your eye pressure.
HOW IS APHAKIA TREATED?
Aphasia can be treated by wearing glasses, contact lenses, or by conducting an artificial lens implant.
DID YOU KNOW?
People with aphakia have relatively small pupils and their pupils dilate to a lesser degree.