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opacification

 [o-pas″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
the development of an opacity.

o·pac·i·fi·ca·tion

(ō-pas'i-fi-kā'shŭn),
1. The process of making opaque.
2. The formation of opacities.
[L. opacus, shady]

opacification

/opac·i·fi·ca·tion/ (o-pas″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun)
1. the development of an opacity.
2. the rendering opaque to x-rays of a tissue or organ by introduction of a contrast medium.

opacification

Medtalk Clouding; making opaque. See Lenticular opacification.

o·pac·i·fi·ca·tion

(ō-pas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
1. The process of making opaque.
2. The formation of opacities.
[L. opacus, shady]

o·pac·i·fi·ca·tion

(ō-pas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
1. The process of making opaque.
2. The formation of opacities.
[L. opacus, shady]

opacification (ōpas´ifikā´shən),

n 1. the process of making something opaque.
n 2. the formation of opacities.

opacification

the development of an opacity.
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Ground-glass opacification is a feature of active disease and typically resolves completely with clinically effective treatment.
Most common postoperative complications were striate keratitis, fibrinous reaction, and PC opacification [Table 7].
If posterior capsular opacification (PCO) encroaches on the pupillary area and causes visual problems, referral for YAG laser capsulotomy should be suggested.
Lower lobe flow-related artifacts caused by admixture of blood and contrast material can result in poor vessel opacification at segmental and subsegmental levels (Figure 13A).
Posterior capsular opacification requiring Nd: YAG capsulotomy developed in 13(10.
After taking permission from hospital ethical committee, patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria (Individuals between 50-70 years of age irrespective of gender having posterior capsular opacification diagnosed on slit lamp examination and more than six month's follow-up after cataract surgery) and exclusion criteria (cases of glaucoma, IOL implant in traumatic cataract, combined procedure, diabetic retinopathy or any other retinal disease and postoperative complications such as endophthalmitis) were selected.
2%) eyes had posterior capsular opacification (PCO) which is a long-term complication.
3%) had inflammatory findings like air fluid level, sinus opacification and mucosal thickening in 6 (11.
Insufficient biocompatibility of intraocular lens materials may result in different clinical entities such as anterior capsule opacification, posterior capsule opacification, and lens epithelial cell ongrowth.
Chest radiograph on day 5, showing homogeneous opacification of the right middle and lower zones (black arrow).