This is a disorder where the lens of the eyes goes missing due to a wound or eye surgery. It can give rise to a number of symptoms including lack of accommodation in the patient’s vision as well as farsightedness and blurry patches. This condition can also lead to smaller pupils that do not dilate in a normal way.
HOW IS APHAKIA DIAGNOSED?
The doctor related to eyes will perform an eye examination to diagnose Aphakia. The absence of the lens will be determined and the fundus and the eye pressure will be tested.
HOW IS APHAKIA TREATED?
Treatment of Aphakia involves the use of corrective contact lenses, glasses or surgery. Implanting artificial lenses, known as pseudophakic, adjusts the focus of vision to different lengths in order to correct loss of accommodation. Treatment of Aphakia in children through optical corrections requires frequent review sessions, failing which, there could be a permanent loss of vision.
DID YOU KNOW?
The ophthalmologist can prescribe cataract surgery for this condition.