rhexis


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rhexis

 [rek´sis]
the rupture of a blood vessel or of an organ.

rhexis

/rhex·is/ (rek´sis) the rupture of a blood vessel or of an organ.

rhexis

(rĕk′sĭs) [Gr., rupture]
The rupture of any organ, blood vessel, or tissue.

rhexis

the rupture of a blood vessel or of an organ.
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14) The rhexis or surgical technique can be modified to try to prevent this from occurring.
Posterior capsular tears may be converted into a posterior rhexis, by altering the shape into a curve; this will stop it from increasing in size.
Performing an optimum capsulorrhexis in cases where there is a poor or absent red retinal reflex can be especially difficult due to poor visualisation; retroillumination of the fundus is necessary to see the edges of the rhexis.