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An Introduction to Cataracts

Picture a waterfall flowing down right in front of your eyes, and imagine how things look as you are trying to see through the water. You may definitely see the water, but what about what’s on the other side?

Many believe that the word “cataract” comes from the poetic application of the word that also means waterfall. When the condition is advanced enough, it’s like trying to look through a waterfall indeed. It’s a serious concern of ours for people to take this seriously too. Most people have heard that, well, at a certain age, it just happens. But let’s consider the saying that “In knowledge is power” and gain some knowledge on this topic.

Fig. 1. Angel Falls, Venezuela, 3,212