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Definition of Phacoemulsification

Phacoemulsification: A type of cataract surgery in which the lens with the cataract is broken up by ultrasound, irrigated, and suctioned out.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7278
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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