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Eye microsurgery. Surgeon carrying out microsurgery on a patient's eye to treat a cataract (opaque lens). The patient's eye can be seen held open with retractors on the monitor at upper left. The cloudy lens will be replaced with an artificial (prosthetic) lens. Light is finely focused in the eye by the lens. Microsurgery involves the use of microscopes to carry out delicate surgical procedures.
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