in·​tra·​oc·​u·​lar | \ ˌin-trə-ˈä-kyə-lər How to pronounce intraocular (audio) , -(ˌ)trä- \

Definition of intraocular

: implanted in, occurring in, or administered by entering the eyeball intraocular pressure

Other Words from intraocular

intraocularly adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 In addition, it has been reported that marijuana reduces muscle spasms and spasticity; reduces intraocular pressure; and reduces anxiety. Jan Hefler,, 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of intraocular

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Intraocular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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in·​tra·​oc·​u·​lar | \ ˌin-trə-ˈäk-yə-lər, -(ˌ)trä- How to pronounce intraocular (audio) \

Medical Definition of intraocular

: implanted in, occurring within, or administered by entering the eyeball intraocular injections intraocular lens implantation

Other Words from intraocular

intraocularly adverb


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