- Incision into a capsule, especially that of the crystalline lens of the eye, as to remove cataracts.
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Examples from the Web for capsulotomy
Capsulotomy is the division of the opaque capsular membrane left after a cataract has been removed.
Although the operation of discission for after-cataract (capsulotomy) is simple it is not to be undertaken lightly.
Capsulotomy is best performed by artificial light under cocaine.