exfoliation of the lens

exfoliation of the lens

Shedding of the layers of the lens capsule. It often occurs as a result of exposure to prolonged and intense heat. See heat-ray cataract; pseudoexfoliation.
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Though a rare event, the surgeon must always be alert to the development of spontaneous idiopathic per operative true exfoliation of the lens capsule.
Two cases of true exfoliation of the lens capsule after cataract surgery.
Phacoemulsification in true exfoliation of the lens capsule: a case series.