from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, the operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the corner of the eye and breaking up the opaque mass. Also keratonyxis.


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  • (1776-1851; ceratonyxis, formation of the pupil, amaurosis, entropium), Karl Friedrich von Grafe (1787-1840; teleangiectasis in the eye), Friedrich Jager (1784-1871; upper cutting of the cornea in the operation for cataract), Johann Nepomuk Fischer (1787-1847; pyaemic inflammation of the eye), and finally the most eminent

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