Medical Definition of Aphakia

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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Reviewed on 12/11/2018