cataract cataract  /ˈkæ tə rækts/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
  2. (n) a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

Usage(s):

  1. In their early stages cataracts merely dim the sight but eventually, as they become whiter and denser, they block it entirely.
  2. For more than 3,000 years, doctors were balked in their efforts to restore anything like normal vision to elderly eyes clouded by cataracts.
  3. Few surgical operations are older than those performed for cataract of the eye.

News

  1. Warriors on Cataract brings veterans solace, healing

    For the third summer in a row, the waters and beaches of the Colorado River served as a place for healing for a group of military veterans. On June 7, 23 service members and family, along with three therapists from the Veterans Administration, set off on a three-day trip through Cataract Canyon.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Moab Times-Independent

  2. Christenbury Eye Center Celebrates Cataract Awareness Month with Complimentary Educational Materials for Early Detection

    Prevent Blindness America has announced that June is Cataract Awareness Month and Christenbury Eye Center, a premier laser eye clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, is educating the community about the causes, symptoms and treatment of cataracts. During the month of June, Christenbury Eye Center welcomes the community to stop by the office to receive a complimentary cataract information packet ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Washington DC Eye Surgeons Use New Laser Technology for More Precise Cataract Surgery

    Drs. Thomas Clinch and Paul Kang, Washington, DC cataract surgeons, have adopted an innovative cataract surgery technique. Their private practice, Eye Doctors of Washington, recently acquired the LenSx® ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "As a result, Nova Scotians, Manitobans and Albertans battling cancer will soon obtain more timely radiation treatment, Ontarians will face shorter waits for cataract surgery," Harper said.
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Stephen Harper Source: CTV.ca

  2. "Experience in the southern coal fields has shown many dramatic cases where river beds have cracked. In 1994, the Cataract River actually ran dry, the Georges, the Bargo and the Cataract rivers have all been undermined, had their riverbeds...
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Lee Rhiannon Source: Times of India

  3. "We're very proud of the progress we've already made in reducing wait times for a number of key health services, including cataract surgery which has been reduced by over 40 per cent," Smitherman said. "We look forward to working with the...
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: George Smitherman Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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