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  1. capsulorhexisnoun

    The removal of the lens capsule during cataract surgery


  1. Capsulorhexis

    Capsulorhexis is a technique used to remove the lens capsule during cataract surgery. The spelling has varied between having one or two 'r's. It generally refers to removal of a part of the anterior lens capsule, but in situations like a developmental cataract a part of the posterior capsule is also removed by a similar technique. It is also termed Continuous Curvilinear Capsulorhexis', the term describing the exact surgical technique. Shear and stretch forces are used. Howard Gimbel was the pioneer in the technique. In order to remove a cataract with modern techniques, the capsule of the lens must be opened. In older style surgery, the whole lens and capsule was removed. This was done to prevent the inflammatory response to leftover lens material. Since it was all removed en-bloc, there was no residual. With modern techniques, however, the removal of practically all the material can be achieved while leaving the intact capsule. This is important since it provides a barrier between the front and back of the eye, and prevents the vitreous from moving forwards. In addition, this allows the artificial intraocular lens an ideal place to be located in the eye, away from contact with other structures yet solidly held in place.

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  1. Capsulorhexis

    The making of a continuous circular tear in the anterior capsule during cataract surgery in order to allow expression or phacoemulsification of the nucleus of the lens. (Dorland, 28th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capsulorhexis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capsulorhexis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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