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. [irido- + G. kystis, bladder (capsule), + ektome, excision]

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iri·do·cys·tec·to·my (ir″ĭ-do-sis-tekґtə-me) [irido- + cyst- + ectomy] an operation to establish an artificial pupil in an eye in which the iris adheres to the residual lens capsule, accomplished by excising a portion of the iris and lens capsule through a corneal incision.

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