capsulorrhexis


capsulorrhexis
n.
a surgical procedure in which a continuous circular tear is made in the lens capsule of the eye. In anterior capsulorrhexis, performed during cataract surgery, the tear is made in the anterior surface of the capsule. It has the advantage over a capsulotomy in making the residual capsule much more resilient to being torn during surgery.

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  • capsulorrhexis — Technique used in cataract surgery by which a continuous circular tear is made in the anterior lens capsule. [L. capsula, capsule, + G. rhexis, rupture] * * * n. a surgical procedure in which a continuous circular tear is made in the lens capsule …   Medical dictionary

  • capsulorrexis — Eng. Capsulorrhexis Incisión periférica practicada en la cápsula anterior del cristalino duante la cirugía extracapsular de la catarata. Capsulotomía circular continua …   Diccionario de oftalmología


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