zonulysis

zo·nu·lol·y·sis

, zonulysis (zō'nyū-lol'i-sis, -lī'sis),
Dissolution of the zonula ciliaris by enzymes (α-chymotrypsin) to facilitate surgical removal of a cataract.
Synonym(s): Barraquer method
[zonule + G. lysis, dissolution]

zo·nu·lol·y·sis

, zonulysis (zō'nyū-lol'i-sis, -nyū-lī'sis)
Dissolution of the zonula ciliaris by enzymes (α-chymotrypsin) to facilitate surgical removal of a cataract.
Synonym(s): Barraquer method.
[zonule + G. lysis, dissolution]
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In our study, posterior capsular plaque was found in 21 cases (28.71%), non-dilating pupils in 12 cases (16.44%), fluctuating anterior chamber depth in 12 cases (16.44%) and zonulysis in 3 cases (4.11%).
Number of eyes Percentage (%) Subluxed cataract 8 36.4 Zonulysis 5 22.7 Subluxed intraocular lens 4 18.2 Complications of anterior 2 9.1 chamber intraocular lens Intraoperative posterior 2 9.1 capsular rupture Aphakia 1 4.5 Table 2: Study population characteristics.
In the 1990s devices called capsular tension rings (CTRs) (See Figure 1, page 23) began to be used in mild cases of segmental zonulysis or generalized zonular weakness.