cryoextraction


cryoextraction
Removal of cataracts by the adhesion of a freezing probe to the lens; now rarely done.

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cryo·ex·trac·tion -ik-'strak-shən n extraction of a cataract through use of a cryoprobe whose refrigerated tip adheres to and freezes tissue of the lens permitting its removal

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cryo·ex·trac·tion (kri″o-ek-strakґshən) the application of low temperature in the removal of a cataractous lens; it is accomplished with an instrument (cryoprobe) whose extremely cold tip forms an adhesion (iceball) with the lens, thus permitting removal of the lens.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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