pseudophakia

An eye in which the natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens. [pseudo- + phakos, lentil (lens)]

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n.
the state of the eye after the natural lens has been replaced by a plastic lens implanted inside the eye, approximately in the position previously occupied by the natural lens. This is the current form of surgery for cataract.
pseudophakic adj.

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pseu·do·pha·kia (soo″do-faґke-ə) a condition in which the degenerated crystalline lens is replaced by mesodermal tissue.

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