zonulolysis, zonulysis

zonulolysis, zonulysis
Dissolution of the zonula ciliaris by enzymes (α-chymotrypsin) to facilitate surgical removal of a cataract. SYN: Barraquer method. [zonule + G. lysis, dissolution]

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  • zonulysis — zo·nu·ly·sis .zōn yə lī səs n, pl ly·ses .sēz the use of enzymes to dissolve the zonule of Zinn in order to facilitate cataract removal * * * zo·nu·ly·sis (zo″nu liґsis) zonulolysis …   Medical dictionary

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