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Phacoemulsification MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Phacoemulsification
Tree Number(s)
E04.540.825.249.704
E04.943.875
Unique ID
D018918
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018918
Scope Note
A 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)
NLM Classification #
WW 260
Previous Indexing
Cataract Extraction (1970-1995)
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/01/06
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Phacoemulsification Preferred
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