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Aphakia

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Definition

Absence or loss of the eye's natural crystalline lens, as after cataract removal.Aphakia: Absence or loss of the eye's natural crystalline lens, as after cataract removal.From a-, without + phacos, the Greek word for a lentil bean. The ancients thought (quite correctly) that the lens of the eye was shaped like a lentil bean.


 

 

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