A congenital bilateral aberration in which the lenses are small, spherical, and subject to subluxation; may occur as an independent anomaly or may be associated with the Weill-Marchesani syndrome. [sphero- + G. phakos, lens]

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sphe·ro·pha·kia .sfir-ə-'fā-kē-ə, .sfer- n a congenital vision defect characterized by lenses which are abnormally small and spherical

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sphe·ro·pha·kia (sfēr″o-faґke-ə) [sphero + phak- + ia] a developmental defect in which a smaller, more spherical optic lens than normal is formed, with partial or complete aplasia of the zonule.

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