capsulotomy cap·su·lot·o·my (kāp'sə-lŏt'ə-mē)
Incision into a capsule, especially that of the crystalline lens of the eye, as to remove cataracts.
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.