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phacoemulsification

[fak-oh-i-muhl-suh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌfæk oʊ ɪˌmʌl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun, Surgery
1.
the removal of a cataract by first liquefying the affected lens with ultrasonic vibrations and then extracting it by suction.
Origin
phaco- (< Greek phako-, combining form of phakós lentil; see lens) + emulsification
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  • A plastic sheet with a receptacle helps collect the fluids during phacoemulsification.
phacoemulsification in Medicine

phacoemulsification phac·o·e·mul·si·fi·ca·tion (fāk'ō-ĭ-mŭl'sə-fĭ-kā'shən)
n.
Removal of a cataract by emulsifying the lens ultrasonically.

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