Surgeon removes cataracts using ultrasound

Surgeon removes cataracts using ultrasound

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Caption: Cataract surgery. Surgeon performs cataract extraction on a patient's eye using phacoemulsification. The surgeon is inserting the phacoemulsification probe into the eye of a patient and watching the procedure using a binocular microscope. Other members of the surgical team are seen in the background. This minimally invasive surgery uses ultrasound to break up the opacified lens of a cataract sufferer. A cataract is the loss of transparency in the lens of the eye. To restore normal vision, the defective lens must be surgically removed and replaced by an artificial lens.

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Keywords: cataract, cataract extract, emulsify, eye, eye surgery, healthcare, medical, medicine, microsurgery, phacoemulsifica, phacoemulsification, probe, surgery, surgical, treatment, ultrasound

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