The term pseudophakia refers to having an artificial lens implanted after the natural eye lens has been removed. During cataract surgery the natural cloudy lens is replaced by an pseudopakia intraocular lens (IOL).
For all of the NEI information on this topic, please visit the following webpage:
Facts About Cataracts
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpages:
Medline Plus, Cataract
University of Maryland Medical Center, Cataracts