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capsulotomy

 [kap″su-lot´ah-me]
incision of a capsule, as that of the lens, the kidney, or a joint.

cap·su·lot·o·my

(kap'sū-lot'ō-mē),
1. Division of a capsule, as around a breast implant or through scar tissue that might form around a foreign body.
2. Creation of an opening through a capsule; frequently done to gain entry into a joint.
3. Incision of the capsule of the lens in the extracapsular cataract operation.
[L. capsula, capsule, + G. tomē, a cutting]

capsulotomy

/cap·su·lot·o·my/ (kap″su-lot´ah-me) incision of a capsule, as that of the lens, the kidney, or a joint.

capsulotomy

(kăp′sə-lŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision into a capsule, especially that of the crystalline lens of the eye, as to remove cataracts by surgery.

capsulotomy

[kap′səlot′əmē]
Etymology: L, capsula + Gk, temnein, to cut
an incision into a capsule, such as in an operation to remove a cataract.
Breast surgery Closed capsulotomy The manual release of the capsule—the patient’s own scar tissue—around a breast implant
Neurosurgery Anterior capsulotomy A form of psychosurgery in which the presumed fronto-thalamic connections of the anterior limb of the internal capsule of the brain are interrupted—by thermocoagulation using a bipolar electrode system—at the point where the connections pass between the head of the caudate nucleus and putamen
Indications Obsessive neurosis—i.e., OCD—depression
Complications Transient confusion, nocturnal incontinence, seizures, depression, excess fatigue, poor memory, slovenliness
Ophthalmology The opening the lens capsule posteriorly
Orthopaedics An incision into the capsule of a ball joint—femur, humerus—to relieve pressure and decrease the risk of hematomas and bone necrosis

capsulotomy

Breast surgery Closed capsulotomy Manual release of the capsule–Pt's own scar tissue–around a breast implant Neurosurgery Anterior capsulotomy A form of psychosurgery in which the presumed fronto-thalamic connections of the anterior limb of the internal capsule of the brain are interrupted–by thermocoagulation using a bipolar electrode system–at the point where the connections pass between the head of the caudate nucleus and putamen Indications Obsessive neurosis–ie, OCD, depression Complications Transient confusion, nocturnal incontinence, seizures, depression, excess fatigue, poor memory, slovenliness. See Psychosurgery Orthopedics An incision into the capsule of a ball joint–femur, humerus—to relieve pressure and ↓ risk of hematomas and bone necrosis. See Hip capsule.

cap·su·lot·o·my

(kap'sū-lot'ŏ-mē)
1. Division of a capsule, as around a breast implant.
2. Creation of an opening through a capsule; e.g., of a scar around a foreign body.
3. Incision of the capsule of the lens in the extracapsular cataract operation.
[L. capsula, capsule, + G. tomē, a cutting]

capsulotomy

Cutting a CAPSULE, especially the capsule of the internal lens of the eye.

capsulotomy

surgical incision through the dorsal capsule of a lesser metatarsophalangeal joint to reduce hyperextension deformity

capsulotomy 

Incision of the capsule of the crystalline lens. Capsulotomy of the anterior capsule is performed in extracapsular cataract extraction (anterior capsulotomy) to enable removal of opaque lens material. The cuts are made with a cystotome along the periphery of the lens in a circular, jagged configuration (called 'can-opener' capsulotomy). It is also performed on the posterior capsule (posterior capsulotomy) when it has become opaque following extracapsular extraction (manual or phacoemulsification) in order to regain the loss of visual acuity. The most common instrument used in this operation is the neodymium-yag laser. See after-cataract; crystalline lens capsule; capsulorhexis; extracapsular cataract extraction.

capsulotomy

incision of a capsule, as that of the lens or of a joint.
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Cutting edge of vitrector probe faced down in contact with anterior capsule to make initial central capsular opening and then cutter faced up to enlarge the size of anterior capsulotomy.
10) The main steps in the procedure involve creating manual corneal incisions and anterior capsulotomy, followed by phacoemulsification and insertion of a synthetic intraocular lens.
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The incision was thus extended distally, the extensor tendons were mobilized, a dorsal capsulotomy was performed, and the collateral ligaments were released off the MT head.
3]-323 CPGTM, Cohesive IIITM, Medium Height, Full profile breast implant, following a full circumferential capsulotomy.
20,21] Recently, it has also been shown that phacoemulsification with continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) induced a less severe blood-aqueous barrier breakdown than extra capsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with a linear capsulotomy.
He also patented the superior capsulotomy ("supercap") total hip arthroplasty technique in 2005, and co-invented a similar procedure called "superpath.
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This was done two years after pero what's notable po sa audit namin was that, 'yung ginawa po sa left eye na YAG laser capsulotomy was done (almost one month apart) he said.
The Lensar Laser System has been cleared by the FDA for anterior capsulotomy, lens fragmentation, and corneal and arcuate incisions.