----Cataract is also used to mean a waterfall or where the flow of a river changes dramatically. It comes from the Greek word meaning "downrush" or "to dash down" or the Latin "cataract" meaning a waterfall, a floodgate or a portcullis.----

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Cataracts Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... A cataract usually develops slowly and causes no pain. At first, the cloudiness may affect only a small part of the lens and you may be unaware of any vision loss. Over time, however, as the cataract ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... A cataract can develop in one or both eyes, and it may or may not affect the entire lens. The lens is located just behind the iris and the pupil. It''s shaped like a magnifying glass — thicker i...
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Cataracts Prevention

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Elvis Wore Shades; So Should You
... It’s hard to imagine the rich and famous, a Hollywood star or a dot-com mogul projecting an air of mystique and power without sporting a phat pair of shades. And Elvis’ success as a crooner? Never wou...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Prevention
... Most cataracts occur with age and can''t be avoided altogether. Regular eye exams remain the key to early detection. If you''re over age 60, schedule eye exams at least every other year. You can take ...
Source: MayoClinic

Cataracts Treatment

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Cataract Surgery
... A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that can impair vision. If the impairment affects a patient’s lifestyle, cataract surgery should be considered. What happens during cataract surgery? Du...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Treatment
... The only effective treatment for a cataract is surgery to remove the clouded lens and replace it with a clear lens implant. Cataracts can''t be cured with medications, dietary supplements, exercise or...
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Cataracts Other

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Learning About Cataracts
... A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. This clouding can impair vision. What causes cataracts? The eye functions much like a camera. Light rays enter through the front of the eye, passing th...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. It''s like trying to see through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision can make it more difficult to read, drive a car or see th...
Source: MayoClinic

Cataracts Treatment

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Cataracts
... A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens or lens capsule of the eye. A cataract blocks or distorts light entering the eye. This causes problems with glare from lamps or the sun. Vision gradually become...
Source: HealthWorld