What is cataract?

  • (noun): A large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice.
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Age-related cataracts are responsible for 48% of world blindness, which represents about 18 million people. Globally cataracts causes moderate to severe disability in 53.8 million people as of 2004 (52.2 million of whom are in low and middle income countries).

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Cataract Falls
... Cataract Falls can refer to Cataract Falls in Marin County, California Cataract Falls (Indiana) in Owen County, Indiana Cataract Falls in New South Wales ... Cataract Falls in Waterfalls of Montana ...

More definitions of "cataract":

  • (noun): Clouding of the natural lens of the eye.

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