Cystitome

Ophthalmic Procedures
Labelled Diagram of the Eye

A cystitome is not an ophthalmic procedure but is included in the "Ophthalmic Procedures" section because it is an implement used in ophthalmology.

A cystitome is a very small specialised knife used to cut the lens capsule of the eye when performing an extracapsular cataract extraction i.e. removal of the cataract-affected lens only, with the lens capsule left in place, or a capsulotomy. A cystitome is suited to this purpose as it is appropriately small in size and has a curved or hooked blade ideal for this particular surgical procedure.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook) The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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