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[krahy-oh-ik-strak-shuh n] /ˌkraɪ oʊ ɪkˈstræk ʃən/

the surgical removal of a cataract with a cryoprobe.

cryoextraction cry·o·ex·trac·tion (krī’ō-ĭk-strāk’shən)
The removal of a cataract by the adhesion of a freezing probe to the lens.


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