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Phacoemulsification
MeSH HeadingPhacoemulsification
Tree NumberE04.540.825.249.704
Tree NumberE04.943.875
Annotationa type of cataract extraction; do not use / util except by MeSH definition
Scope NoteA procedure for removal of the crystalline lens in cataract surgery in which an anterior capsulectomy is performed by means of a needle inserted through a small incision at the temporal limbus, allowing the lens contents to fall through the dilated pupil into the anterior chamber where they are broken up by the use of ultrasound and aspirated out of the eye through the incision. (Cline, et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed & In Focus 1993;1(1):1)
Allowable QualifiersAE CL CT EC ED ES HI IS LJ MO MT NU PX RH SN ST TD UT VE
Previous Indexing Cataract Extraction (1970-1995)
History Note96
Date of Entry19950106
Unique IDD018918


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Surgical Procedures, Operative [E04]
   Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures [E04.540]
      Refractive Surgical Procedures [E04.540.825]
         Cataract Extraction [E04.540.825.249]
Capsulorhexis [E04.540.825.249.352]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePhacoemulsification [E04.540.825.249.704]

 
Surgical Procedures, Operative [E04]
   Ultrasonic Surgical Procedures [E04.943]
Lithotripsy [E04.943.500]  +
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePhacoemulsification [E04.943.875]
Piezosurgery [E04.943.937]

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