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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Extracapsular surgery for cataracts in which ultrasonic sound breaks the cortex and nucleus of the lens into small fragments that are then vacuumed away through a small tube.

Usage examples (7)
  • The most common method of cataract surgery is phacoemulsification.
  • Most cataract surgeries are performed using a procedure known as phacoemulsification.
  • Combined 23-gauge, sutureless transconjunctival vitrectomy with phacoemulsification without face down posturing for the repair of idiopathic macular holes
  • The nucleus is being removed by being expressed in one piece manually or by phacoemulsification or the process of breaking it using localized high-pitched sound waves. for more
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