cataract

If someone has a cataract in their right eye, their lens is cloudy rather than clear, so they have difficulty seeing. Luckily, cataracts are easily removed.

Cataracts, cloudy areas of the lenses of the eye, are often associated with old age. Cataract can also mean a large waterfall, like Niagara Falls. Even with cataracts, you can still make out a cataract. It's not a little waterfall; it's huge!

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: cataract

1
n
a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice
2
n
an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: cataract
1

n a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

Type of:
falls, waterfall
a steep descent of the water of a river
2

n an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye

Types:
cortical cataract
a cataract that affects the lens cortex
nuclear cataract
a cataract that affects the nucleus of the lens
posterior subcapsular cataract
a cataract in the rear of the lens capsule
Type of:
eye disease
any disease of the eye
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