in·​tra·​oc·​u·​lar ˌin-trə-ˈä-kyə-lər How to pronounce intraocular (audio)
: implanted in, occurring in, or administered by entering the eyeball
intraocular pressure
intraocularly adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Other things Mojo is working on is checking the tear fluid on your eyes, or measuring intraocular pressure, or checking for early onset of glaucoma. John Koetsier, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Conventional scientific wisdom held that prostaglandins raised intraocular pressure, which could lead to blindness. New York Times, 27 Nov. 2021 This pressure is known as intraocular pressure (IOP). Amy Marturana Winderl,, 16 Sep. 2021 The first are medications that reduce the intraocular pressure (IOP) by either slowing the production of the fluid in the eye or increasing the drainage of that fluid out of the eye. New York Times, 11 Aug. 2021 The 62-year-old real estate agent developed cataracts in both eyes many years ago and after surgery, developed aphakic glaucoma, which causes intraocular pressure to rise dramatically. Ed Silverman, STAT, 24 Apr. 2021 Aravind is able to make eye care affordable in part because the team started its own manufacturing facility to produce intraocular lenses, which are implanted as part of cataract treatments. Science, 3 Dec. 2020 During the procedure, which lasted for about three hours, an intraocular lens was implanted in Linghan's right eye after the cataract was removed. Maisy Mok, CNN, 29 Nov. 2019 Located in the sought-after Townsend House, the apartment originally belonged to ophthalmologist Herbert Katzin and his family (Katzin would go on to achieve acclaim for introducing intraocular lens implants to China). Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 13 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intraocular was in 1872

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“Intraocular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​tra·​oc·​u·​lar ˌin-trə-ˈäk-yə-lər, -(ˌ)trä- How to pronounce intraocular (audio)
: implanted in, occurring within, or administered by entering the eyeball
intraocular injections
intraocular lens implantation
intraocularly adverb
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