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  1. capsulotomynoun

    incision into a capsule, especially into the lens of the eye when removing cataracts


  1. Capsulotomy

    Capsulotomy (BrE /kæpsjuː'lɒtəmi/, AmE /kæpsuː'lɑːtəmi/) is a type of eye surgery in which an incision is made into the capsule of the crystalline lens of the eye. In modern cataract operations, the lens capsule is usually not removed. The most common forms of cataract surgery remove nearly all of the crystalline lens but do not remove the crystalline lens capsule (the outer "bag" layer of the crystalline lens). The crystalline lens capsule is retained and used to contain and position the intraocular lens implant (IOL). Before the advent of laser surgery, a tiny knife called a cystotome was used to cut a hole in the center of the lens capsule, thus providing a clear path for light to reach the retina. This procedure thus reduces the opacity of the lens of the eye.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capsulotomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capsulotomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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