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  1. (surgery) A form of cataract surgery in which the eye's internal lens is emulsified with an ultrasonic handpiece and aspirated from the eye. Aspirated fluids are replaced with irrigation of balanced salt solution, thus maintaining the anterior chamber, as well as cooling the handpiece.
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Phacoemulsification refers to modern cataract surgery in which the eye's internal lens is emulsified with an ultrasonic handpiece and aspirated from the eye.
Ophthalmologists of the Eye Microsurgery Ward in Osh Interregional Hospital are being trained in phacoemulsification in Almaty.
Phacoemulsification cataract surgery is usually stitchless surgery performed under topical anesthesia with foldable IOL implantation.
Phacoemulsification is the procedure in which the lens is dissolved using sound energy or ultrasound.

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