Aphakia is the absence of the lens of the eye, due to surgical removal, a perforating wound or ulcer, or congenital anomaly. It causes loss of accommodation, far sightedness and a deep anterior chamber. Complications include 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?
The treatment of Aphakia is done by correction of the eye by wearing glasses, contact lenses or by implant of an artificial lens. Treatment of babies with Aphakia may involve the use of special contact lenses as they are safe for baby to sleep in and they can be used for a longer duration.
DID YOU KNOW?
Childhood Aphakia requires a combination of surgical and optical treatment.