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Related to cataractous: intumescent cataract, brunescent cataract


1. A large or high waterfall.
2. A great downpour; a deluge.
3. Medicine Opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, causing impairment of vision or blindness.

[Middle English cataracte, from Old French, from Latin cataracta, from Greek katarraktēs, kataraktēs, downrush, waterfall, portcullis, probably from katarassein, to dash down (kat-, kata-, cata- + arassein, to strike). Sense 3, from a comparison to a portcullis or other falling impediment or covering.]

cat′a·rac′tous (-răk′təs) adj.


of or relating to cataracts
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Human mature cataractous lenses show decreased activity of SOD, glutathione peroxidase (reducing organic hydrogen peroxide, including hydrogen peroxide of lipids) and glutathione reductase, and however no signs of deficiency in activities of catalase [123].
has received CE (Conformite Europeenne) Mark of the Harmoni Modular Intraocular Lens System for the visual correction of aphakia in adult patients in whom a cataractous lens has been removed, the company said.
Thus, in children, early visual rehabilitation by removal of cataractous lens with PCIOL implantation is necessary to avoid deprivation amblyopia.