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Cataracts

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Synonyms of Cataracts

  • lens opacities
  • opacities of the lens

Disorder Subdivisions

  • after-cataract
  • Anterior Polar Cataract
  • atopic cataract
  • berulean cataract
  • blue dot cataract
  • complicated cataract
  • congenital cataract
  • Coronary Cataract
  • diabetic cataract
  • electric cataract
  • heat ray cataract
  • irradiation cataract
  • lemellar cataract
  • perinuclear cataract
  • punctate cataract
  • secondary cataract
  • toxic cataract
  • Traumatic Cataract
  • zonular cataract

General Discussion

Cataracts are abnormalities in the lens of the eye that cause a loss of transparency (opacity). They can occur either in one or in both eyes, and are quite common in the elderly. Congenital cataracts affect infants or young children and are considered to be a rare birth defect. Cataracts tend to cause cloudy vision, and, in many cases, may result in blindness when left untreated.

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