intracapsular surgery

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Related to intracapsular surgery: extracapsular surgery, Cataract surgery
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Noun1.intracapsular surgery - cataract surgery in which the entire lens is removed
cataract surgery - eye surgery that involves removing all or part of the lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens implant
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Intracapsular surgery is the removal of both the lense and the thin capsule that surround the lense.
The step from relative lengthening of the neck to the elaboration of the extended retinacular flap was small, but it opened the door to a new class of intracapsular surgery. (25)
Lee uses plasma excision for both total and intracapsular tonsillectomy, he especially prefers it for intracapsular surgery. He finds that this approach is particularly beneficial in adults, in whom tonsil regrowth is less of an issue than it is in children.