lensectomy

lens·ec·to·my

(lenz-ek'tŏ-mē),
Removal of the lens of the eye by an infusion-aspiration cutter; often done by puncture incision through the pars plana in the course of vitrectomy.
[lens + G. ektomē, excision]

lensectomy

(lĕn-zĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of the lens, usually done by puncture incision through the ciliary disk during vitrectomy.

lens·ec·to·my

(lenz-ek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of the lens of the eye.
[lens + G. ektomē, excision]

lensectomy

, lentectomy (len-zek'to-me) [L. lens, lentil, + Gr. ektome, excision]
The surgical removal of the lens of the eye.
Synonym: lentectomy
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I recently saw in clinic a Marfans syndrome patient (not in the flush of youth) who had recently had a lensectomy.
Two DVD-ROMs contain videos of surgical procedures for treating cataract surgery complications, retinal detachment, macular disease, tissue staining, removing epiretinal and internal limiting membranes, treating proliferative retinopathy, lensectomy, managing myopic masculoschisis, and the use of new medications, among others.
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He also performs many types of refractive procedures, including LASIK (laser vision correction), implantable contact lens (ICL), refractive clear lensectomy (CLE) and radial/astigmatic keratotomy (RK/AK).
The Millennium Microsurgical System offers vitreo-retinal surgeons the tools they need for both anterior and posterior procedures in the operating room such as the TSV(TM)25 system, electric high-speed vitrectomy cutting, dual-linear control of vacuum and cut rate, white light through dual-port mercury vapor illumination, posterior lensectomy through dual-linear frag, customized vitrectomy packs, and soon to be available with laser photocoagulation.
They cover the fundamentals, including preoperative evaluation, photorefractive and phototherapeutic keratectomy, LASIK, epi-LASIK, and femtosecond laser surgery; new technologies of Presby LASIK and collagen crosslinking; complications, including the management of diffuse lamellar keratitis, epithelial ingrowth, ectasia, and trauma; lenticular surgery, refractive lensectomy with accommodating and multifocal intraocular lenses, phakic intraocular lenses, and high hyperopia; and recent advances, such as corneal inlays for hyperopia, intracorneal rings for keratoconus and post-refractive surgery ectasia, and collagen crosslinking combined with surgeries like corneal rings and surface ablation.
Using a laser to remove the lens is the latest development in the field of small-incision cataract and refractive lensectomy surgery.
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