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Cataract

  • By: Nakul Shekhawat
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Cataract is the single leading cause of blindness worldwide. It is caused by the opacification (clouding) of the crystalline lens within the eye. Luckily, the disorder can usually be corrected by surgical removal of the clouded lens and, if possible, replacement ...

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