- lack or loss of the lens of the eye.
Also a·pha·cia [uh-fey-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh] /əˈfeɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə/.
Origin of aphakia
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An eye without a lens (aphakia) will not work with an eye with a lens even if the former be corrected with glasses.
- absence of the lens of an eye, congenital or otherwise
Word Origin for aphakia
from a- 1 + Greek phakos lentil + -ia
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- Absence of the crystalline lens of the eye.
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