aphakia :

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  • n  absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts)

  • While most were treated surgically, the adult--a 29-year-old man with congenital aphakia (an eye missing its lens)--just needed a pair of glasses.
  • The condition, eye without lens, is then known as "aphakia," and with the aid of proper glasses the patient has usually a return of comparatively excellent vision.

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