cataract : Definition, Usages, News and More

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ka tuh rakts

  • n  an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
  • n  a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

  • In their early stages cataracts merely dim the sight but eventually, as they become whiter and denser, they block it entirely.
  • For more than 3,000 years, doctors were balked in their efforts to restore anything like normal vision to elderly eyes clouded by cataracts.
  • Few surgical operations are older than those performed for cataract of the eye.
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  • Stephen Harper in
    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.
  • George Smitherman in Canada NewsWire (press release)
    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... Lee Rhiannon Times of India Jun 2, 2008 15660 21828 cataract 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...

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