lens capsule

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Noun1.lens capsule - a tenuous mesoblastic membrane surrounding the lens of the eye
capsule - a structure that encloses a body part
crystalline lens, lens of the eye, lens - biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina
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Staining of the anterior lens capsule with VisionBlue.
Phacoantigenic glaucoma: a reaction that may occur after rapture of the lens capsule.
This has the potential to make the procedure safer by reducing the potential for lens capsule rupture.
Trypan blue staining has affinity for the lens capsule, an aid to surgery; it is unclear whether stains persist for long and might puzzle subsequent optometric observation.
Vision Blue facilitates the visualization of the anterior lens capsule and may prevent an incomplete removal of the anterior lens, radial capsule tears and associated complications.
Caution is recommended when using tafluprost in aphakic patients, pseudophakic patients with torn posterior lens capsule or anterior chamber lenses, or in patients with known risk factors for cystoid macular oedema or iritis/uveitis.
However, the lens capsule is so thin, that to remove that membrane could potentially compromise the lens which holds back the silicon fluid in the eye.
Bent and her team of engineers are devising ways to modify how the iris cells cluster on the surface of the lens capsule tissue using some of the same techniques used to make patterns on a computer chip.
While extracapsular surgery can be performed to remove cataracts, 40 to 50 percent of patients develop clouding of the back lining of the lens capsule within months to years after surgery.
Instead, the patient's lens capsule would be retained, its contents removed and replaced with the polymer.
The Catarex(TM) device permits removal of the lens nucleus and cortex in a single step through a small incision in the eye while leaving the lens capsule intact.
Avantix is the only technology that functionally preserves the lens capsule intact after surgery.