extracapsular extraction


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extracapsular extraction

A surgical technique for cataract removal. The nucleus, cortex, and anterior capsule are removed; the posterior capsule is left intact. This is often done by phacoemulsification under local anesthesia using a microscope. Synonym: extracapsular cataract extraction See: cataract; phacoemulsification
See also: extraction
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2009) also stated that iris buldging and haemorrhage were among the commonly encountered complications of extracapsular extraction of lens.
Blepharospasm with ocular discharge was also observed by Nair and Vasanth (2007) from the 3rd to 14th day after extracapsular extraction of lens in dogs.