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Aphakia

Aphakia is the absence of the lens of the eye, due to surgical removal, a perforating wound or ulcer, or congenital anomaly. It causes a loss of accommodation, far sightedness (hyperopia), and a deep anterior chamber. Complications include detachment of the vitreous or retina, and glaucoma.

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What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with aphakia, 73% report having diminished vision, 28% report having itchiness of eye, and 28% report having symptoms of eye. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of aphakia are diminished vision, symptoms of eye, itchiness of eye, spots or clouds in vision, eye burns or stings, and mass on eyelid, although you may still have aphakia without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with aphakia often receive other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, other extraocular muscle and orbit therapeutic procedures, lens and cataract procedures and ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with aphakia include prednisolone ophthalmic, gatifloxacin (zymar), nepafenac ophthalmic, travoprost (travatan), moxifloxacin (avelox), pilocarpine ophthalmic, cyclopentolate ophthalmic, ampicillin, bimatoprost ophthalmic, brimonidine ophthalmic, tropicamide ophthalmic, colistin sulfate otic and dexamethasone ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for aphakia include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, race/ethnicity = other almost never get aphakia.

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
1.2x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
1.7x
75+ years
5.0x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.3x
Other
0.0x
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