phaco-, phac-, phako-, phak- +

(Greek: lentil [bean]; lens of the eye)

So called because the lens of the eye resembles a lentil bean in appearance or shape.

phacogenic uveitis
Uveitis (inflammation of part or all of the uvea, the posterior pigmented layer of the iris) secondary to hypermature cataract (cataract in which the lens cortex becomes liquid).
phacoglaucoma
The structural changes in the eye lens produced by glaucoma.
phacohymenitis
Inflammation around the capsule of the crystalline lens.
phacoid
Shaped like an eye lens or a lentil bean.
phacoiditis, phakitis
Inflammation of the crystalline lens.
phacoidoscope, phacoscope
An instrument for viewing accommodative changes of the eye lens.
phacolysis, phacolytic
1. The surgical breakdown and removal of the lens of the eye.
2. Dissolution or discission of the eye lens.
phacomalacia
Softening of the lens, as may occur in hypermature cataract.
phacometer, lensometer
A device for measuring the optical characteristics of the lenses of the eyes.
phacomorphic glaucoma
Secondary glaucoma caused by either an excessive size or spherical shape of the lens of the eye.
phacosclerosis
1. The hardening of the eye lens.
2. A hard cataract, that is, one with a hard nucleus.
phacoscope
An instrument in the form of a dark chamber for observing the changes in the eye lens during accommodation (adjustment, especially that of the eye for various distances resulting in pupil constriction or dilatation).
phacoscopy
An examination of the eye with a phacoscope.
phacotoxic
Exerting a deleterious (harmful or damaging) effect upon the crystalline lens (transparent biconvex cellular refractive structure lying between the iris and the vitreous humor) of the eye.
phacotoxic uveitis
An extremely rare lens-induced uveitis (inflammation of part or all of the uvea) that is a low-grade reaction to lens protein, and not a separate disease entity.

Related references to "eye" or "eye part" word families: blepharo-; core-; corneo-; eye, eyes; irido-; lenti-, lens-; lenticulo-; ocelli-; oculo-; op-, -optic; ophthalmo-; pupillo-; retino-; uveo-.