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|Noun||1.||extracapsular surgery - cataract surgery in which only the front of the lens is removed; the back of the lens capsule remains intact and provides support for the lens implant|
cataract surgery - eye surgery that involves removing all or part of the lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens implant
phacoemulsification - extracapsular surgery for cataracts in which ultrasonic sound breaks the cortex and nucleus of the lens into small fragments that are then vacuumed away through a small tube