- surgical removal of a cataract (commonest cause)
Treatment and prognosis
Surgical insertion of an intraocular lens implant, in which case the aphakic appearance is called pseudoaphakia instead.
History and etymology
Aphakia is derived from Ancient Greek roots. 'α' (a-) meaning negative, and 'φακος' (phakos) meaning a lentil, and by extension anything shaped like a lens.
- 1. William Alexander Newman Dorland. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. (2018) ISBN: 9781416023647