Keratonyxis


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Ker`a`to`nyx´is


n.1.(Med.) The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the eye, and breaking up the opaque mass.
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One of the sketches was of Dr Jacob's curved needle for keratonyxis (Figure 2).
Jacob's needle for keratonyxis (cedar handle)" (Figure 2).