Adult cataractLens opacity; Age-related cataract; Vision loss - cataract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye.
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National Eye Institute website. Facts about cataracts. www.nei.nih.gov/health/cataract/cataract_facts. Updated September 2015. Accessed September 4, 2019.
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