ⓘ Hydrodelineation

                                     

ⓘ Hydrodelineation

Hydrodelineation is the act of separating an outer shell of the lens of the eye from the central compact mass of inner nuclear material during a cataract surgery by the forceful irrigation of a fluid into the mass of the nucleus. While hydrodissection frees the cataract from the lens capsule, hydrodelineation splits it into endonuclear and epinuclear sections thus reducing the size of nucleus, making its delivery possible through smaller incision. This facilitates phacoemulsification or cataract surgery.

                                     
  • fluid wave, from the capsule, the outer - most skin of the cataract. Hydrodelineation The cataract s outer softer epi - nucleus is separated from the inner