The word pseudophakia refers to the situation in which the natural lens of an eye has been replaced with a plastic implant lens located at approximately the position previously occupied by the natural lens.
One reason why the natural lens might have been replaced in this way is surgery to treat a cataract, or cataracts, in that eye.
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of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
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- A diagram of the eye
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- A concise description of the human retina
- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Diseases and disorders of the human eye and the human visual system
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