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

Examples of intraocular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent advances have led to intraocular lenses that offer multifocality– the opportunity to have near as well as distance vision, without glasses. Discover Magazine, 27 Mar. 2024 What’s more, none of these interventions provide a quick fix to the ongoing challenge of maintaining proper pressure within the eyeball—what clinicians refer to as intraocular pressure (IOP). IEEE Spectrum, 22 Mar. 2024 Determining who’s an ideal candidate for a multifocal intraocular lens is an area of active research. Discover Magazine, 27 Mar. 2024 The pilot, Scott Poteet, will wear a spinal catheter that will measure his spinal fluid pressure throughout the mission, while the whole crew will wear special contact lenses to measure their intraocular pressure. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 12 June 2023 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

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First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intraocular was in 1872

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“Intraocular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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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