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Cataract - Glossary

Last Updated on Aug 16, 2017
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Congenital: Present since birth.

Toxoplasmosis: Infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

Muscular dystrophy: A disease with wasting of muscles and weakness, and in which muscles becomes do not relax after use.

Myopia: Refractive error in which parallel rays of light from infinity are focused in front of the retina when the accommodation is at rest.

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Presbyopia: Physiological insufficiency of accommodation occurring in middle aged individuals.

Slit lamp: Iluminated biomicroscope which allows focal and slit examination of the eye.

Astigmatism: Different degrees of refraction in different meridians.

Hypermetropia: Refractive error in which parallel rays of light from infinity are focused behind the retina when the accommodation is at rest.

Macrophages: Large cells that ingest cellular and particulate matter.

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sadakat

How to prevent cataract? cataract?Pls, let me know!!

Imayavaramban

How to prevent cataract?

kpnautiyal

My eyes are suffering from the general fetures of redness at the end towards the nose and below. Is it a symptoms of some diseases of the eye ???? Pls let me know!!

koribilli_2

i'm 35 Doctor advised me to go for cataract surgery, as a tennis ball hit my eye 12 years back and also said that there is need to use glasses for short sight. now i have long sight. is there any chance to not to use glasses after surgory?

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When cataracts are removed, the type of IOL [intraocular replacement lens] your surgeon uses to replace the damaged lens will determine if you need glasses after surgery - more

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