extracapsular surgery

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Related to extracapsular surgery: Cataract surgery, cataract removal, Cataract extraction
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cataract surgery in which only the front of the lens is removed

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The improvements of phacoemulsification over extracapsular surgery is expected to improve the results of combined procedures with better outcomes in both intraocular pressure control and visual acuity along with lower complication rates (2).
In this type of extracapsular surgery, the surgeon softens the lens with sound waves and removes it through a needle.
However, in about half of all people who have extracapsular surgery or phacoemulsification, the lens capsule becomes cloudy.