Medical Definition of Iridocystectomy
An operation for making an artificial pupil when posterior synechiae follow extracapsular extraction of cataract; the border of the iris and a portion of the capsule of the lens are drawn out through an incision in the cornea and cut off.
Origin: irido-+ G. Kystis, bladder (capsule), + ektome, excision
(05 Mar 2000)
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