Definition of Aphakia

1. Noun. Absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts).




Definition of Aphakia

1. n. An anomalous state of refraction caused by the absence of the crystalline lens, as after operations for cataract. The remedy is the use of powerful convex lenses.

Definition of Aphakia

1. Noun. the absence of the lens of the eye. ¹

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Medical Definition of Aphakia

1. The loss or absence of the lens of an eye. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Aphakia

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1. Refraction and how to refract: Including Sections on Optics, Retinoscopy by James Thorington (1907)
"aphakia may be congenital, but in most cases is the result of removing the lens by operation. ... aphakia may be diagnosed by inspection— ie, corneal scar, ..."

2. Visual Economics, with Rules for Estimation of the Earning Ability After by Hugo Magnus (1902)
"aphakia. In injuries oí the crystalline lens we have the peculiar condition that as long as the injury lasts and the opaque lens stops the function of sight ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1892)
"Ill) of the optical factors involved, concludes that when the refraction has been tested in aphakia with the ordinary biconvex lenses, if the lens that ..."

4. On the Anomalies of Accommodation and Refraction of the Eye: With a by Franciscus Cornelis Donders (1864)
"aphakia. The absence of the lens in the dioptric system of the eye is in many ... I have proposed to designate it by the term aphakia, and this word is ..."

5. Ophthalmology and Ophthalmoscopy: For Practitioners and Students of Medicine by Hermann Schmidt-Rimpler, Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa (1889)
"aphakia. aphakia (,* privative ... The Purkinje-Sanson test may also be used; the small reflex lens images are wanting in aphakia. ..."

6. Radiant Energy and the Ophthalmic Lens by Frederick Booth (1921)
"... a result of aphakia, staphyloma, tenotomy, hardening, etc. n ir V*a Usually where the difference in the refraction of both eyes is not very great, ..."

7. Ophthalmic review (1895)
"On the Correction of Short Sight by aphakia. Klin. Monatsbl. f. Augen- heilk, February, 1895, p. 42. These three papers and the remarks which fell from ..."

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