Aphakia is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye is absent. This may be caused due to a perforating wound, or surgical removal or congenital anomaly. It could lead to complications like detachment of vitreous or retina and glaucoma. Symptoms are: • High farsightedness • Loss of accommodation • Erythropsia • Cyanopsia
HOW IS APHAKIA DIAGNOSED?
A specialist from the Ophthalmology department can diagnose this condition with the help of a detailed eye examination in a properly illuminated room. Also, with a focused light, the specialist can take a look at the eye to see whether or not the lens is present and functioning properly. A physical examination based on the symptoms can also be carried out. The specialist can check for iridodonesis, or hypermetropic fundus.
HOW IS APHAKIA TREATED?
The patient can go through surgery to implant intraocular lens in the eyes, or even get high powered contact lens that can be coupled with bifocal glasses.
DID YOU KNOW?
The ophthalmologist can prescribe cataract surgery for this condition.