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?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Aphakia by the examining the symptoms
HOW IS APHAKIA TREATED?
This can be treated by wearing glasses, contact lenses, or by implant of an artificial lens.
DID YOU KNOW?
Childhood Aphakia requires a combination of surgical and optical treatment.