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

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Other Words from intraocular

intraocularly adverb

Examples of intraocular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Wild snow leopard's vision restored after world-first cataract surgery," 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, "This Midcentury Apartment Is a Modernist's Time-Warp Dream," 13 Nov. 2019 In addition, it has been reported that marijuana reduces muscle spasms and spasticity; reduces intraocular pressure; and reduces anxiety. Jan Hefler,, "Citing medical marijuana, N.J. court orders state review of `dangerous' label," 31 Oct. 2017 A third test, tonometry, measures intraocular eye pressure for evidence of incipient glaucoma, or pressure buildup inside the eye. Susan Jenks, New York Times, "Does Your Pet Need an Eye Doctor?," 6 June 2017 AqueSys makes implants that lower intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma. Orange County Register, "Allergan to pay $15 million for disclosure failures during merger," 17 Jan. 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 4 Dec. 2020.

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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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