Journal of Ophthalmology

Advances in the Management of Aphakia

Publishing date
01 Apr 2022
Submission deadline
26 Nov 2021

Lead Editor

1Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK

2Ophthalmica Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece

3Basel University Hospitals, Basel, Switzerland

Advances in the Management of Aphakia


Aphakia is a condition in which the crystalline lens of the eye is not present in its normal position following surgical removal, perforating injury, congenital anomaly, or dislocation of the lens. It causes loss of accommodation, high hyperopia, and anisometropia.

The management of aphakia can be either conservative (spectacles or contact lenses) or surgical. Surgical management of aphakia concerns both anterior and posterior segment surgeons and can be a real challenge, especially in pediatric patients where the visual system is still immature; because the child’s eye continues to grow during childhood, certain complications are not acceptable.

This Special Issue plans to give an overview of the most recent advances in the field of the management of aphakia and is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in new surgical techniques and therapeutic approaches to adult and pediatric aphakic patients. We welcome both original research and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Scleral fixated lenses
  • Anterior chamber intraocular lenses
  • Iris-claw intraocular lenses
  • Complications of aphakia
  • Novel surgical techniques in aphakia management
  • Recent advances in aphakic intraocular lenses
  • Pediatric aphakia
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