Cataract - Glossary

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Glossary

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.

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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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!!

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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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