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Phacoemulsification

"Phacoemulsification" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A procedure for removal of the crystalline lens in cataract surgery in which an anterior capsulectomy is performed by means of a needle inserted through a small incision at the temporal limbus, allowing the lens contents to fall through the dilated pupil into the anterior chamber where they are broken up by the use of ultrasound and aspirated out of the eye through the incision. (Cline, et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed & In Focus 1993;1(1):1)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Phacoemulsification" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Phacoemulsification" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 115 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2015
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