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- noun (Med.) The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the eye, and breaking up the opaque mass.
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- noun medicine, archaic The
operationof removing a cataractby thrusting a needlethrough the corneaof the eyeand breaking up the opaque mass.
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"Toward the end of the second year, as was stated to me, the operation of keratonyxis was performed on the right eye, upon which a severe iritis ensued, terminating in atrophy of the eyeball.