- the removal of a cataract by first liquefying the affected lens with ultrasonic vibrations and then extracting it by suction.
Origin of phacoemulsification
phaco- (< Greek phako-, combining form of phakós lentil; see lens) + emulsification
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- Removal of a cataract by emulsifying the lens ultrasonically.
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