rhexis


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Related to rhexis: malalignment

rhexis

(ˈrɛksɪs)
n
(Medicine) med the rupture of an organ or blood vessel
[C17: from Greek rhēxis a bursting]
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They cover phaco surgery, microincisional cataract surgery, challenging cases, and complications, and include incision, capsulorrhexis, hydrodissection, nuclear dissection, horizontal and vertical chopping, phacoemulsification, biaxial microincisional surgery, posterior polar cataract, iris hooks in small pupil phaco, subluxated cataracts, torn rhexis, irrigation and aspiration, and intraocular lens insertion procedures.
A small rhexis can increase the difficulty of IOL insertion into the capsular bag.
These are flaps that may be present if the rhexis is not continuous; if left they may encroach on the visual axis.