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{adj: sounding} having volume or depth
"sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"
"the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth

{n: Cataract Canyon} a tributary of the Grand Canyon

{n: Havasupai} a member of a North American Indian people of Cataract Canyon in Arizona

{n: aphakia} absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts)

{n: cataract} a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

{n: cataract} clouding of the natural lens of the eye

{n: cryosurgery} the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)

{n: epikeratophakia} using a piece of donated corneal tissue to repair the eye of someone who has had a cataract removed
"epikeratophakia gave her a living contact lens"

{n: intraocular lens} an artificial lens that is implanted into the eye of someone to replace a damaged natural lens or someone who has had a cataract removed

{n: lens implant} a clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye; usually done when the natural lens has been removed in a cataract operation

{n: radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radiation} syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours
"he was suffering from radiation"

{n: synechia} adhesions between the iris and the lens or cornea resulting from trauma or eye surgery of as a complication of glaucoma or cataract; can lead to blindness


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