- Incision into a capsule, especially that of the crystalline lens of the eye, as to remove cataracts.
Examples from the Web for capsulotomy
Historical Examples of 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.