extracapsular extraction


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Related to extracapsular extraction: Cataract surgery, Cataract extraction, Extracapsular cataract extraction, Intracapsular cataract extraction

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