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Word: cataract

Definition: great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)


Sentences Containing 'cataract'

A rare, autosomal dominant form of severe keratoconus with anterior polar cataract is caused by a mutation in the seed region of mir-184, a microRNA that is highly expressed in the cornea and anterior lens.
Although the centerpiece was composed by Scott Joplin, McMillan added some additional ragtime tunes to complete this ballet: Paul Pratt's "Hot-house Rag" and James Scott's "Calliope Rag" for piano; Joseph Francis Lamb's "Ragtime Nightingale" orchestra and "Alaskan Rag" for piano; Max Morath's "The Golden Hours" for piano; Donald Ashwander's "Friday Night" and Robert Hampton's "Cataract Rag" for orchestra.
As it is exactly situated at the curving part of the river, the flow of the swift current passes this cataract. ""'Phu Khwai Ngoen Buddha's footprint (พระพุทธบาทภูควายเงิน) The Buddha’s footprint is 120 centimetres long and 65 centimetres wide, enshrined on a whetstone and was registered as a national ancient monument in 1935.
Contraindications include a history of CME, epiretinal membrane formation, vitreous loss during cataract surgery, history of macular edema associated with branch retinal vein occlusion, history of anterior uveitis, and diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Charles Kelman’s revolutionary modifications of cataract surgery through phacoemulsification eliminated the use of the von Graefe knife—a "bête noire" for many earlier aspirants seeking to be skilled cataract surgeons.
Floating on the waves we saw the abandoned boat, as for one instant it tossed and gaped beneath the ship's bows like a chip at the base of a cataract; and then the vast hull rolled over it, and it was seen no more till it came up weltering astern.
He was Senior Lecturer at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Secretary for the International College of Surgeons, President of the International Council on cataract and refractive surgery, served on the board of 10 ophthalmologic journals, Board of Directors of the National Association for Visually Handicapped and Past president of the Montreal Chapter of Canadian Associates of Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
His textbook "Pseudophakia: Current Trends and Concepts"; published in 1980, was one of the first formal textbooks on the technology of intraocular lens implantation in the cataract patient.
In 1975 he helped co found the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
In the 1980s, with the ever-increasing popularity of the Kelman phacoemulsification technique that emphasized a small incision and extra-capsular cataract extraction (ECCE), the keratome-and-scissors, large incision surgery technique combined with intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE) became obsolete, although the use of the von Graefe knife still continued in India.
In Vienna he conducted pioneer ophthalmometric research with August Leopold von Reuss (1841-1924) that included studies of corneal astigmatism following cataract extraction.
It is possible for an eye to recover from an intracapsular cataract operation that entailed a 170 to 180 degree superior corneal or limbal incision without the closure of the incisional wound by means of sutures.
Kaeng Khutkhu (แก่งคุดคู้) is a large cataract in the middle of the Mekong River.
Kwitko was author of six books, including "Glaucoma in Infants and Children"; "Pseudophakia: Current Trends and Concepts"; "Surgery of the Infant Eye"; "Geriatric Ophthalmology"; "Eyes" and "The History of Modern Cataract Surgery".
Kwitko was the first doctor in Canada to insert intraocular lens implants during cataract surgery (1967) and the first doctor in Canada to perform radial keratotomy surgery (1979).
Makuria originally covered the area along the Nile River from the Third Cataract to somewhere between the Fifth and Sixth Cataracts.
Marvin Leo Kwitko, FACS, FICS, FRCS, KStJ (March 3, 1931 - August 20, 2002) was a Canadian ophthalmologist who pioneered in cataract surgery and laser eye surgery.
Multiple complications are known to occur following eye injury: corneal scarring, hyphema, iridodialysis, post-traumatic glaucoma, uveitis cataract, vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment.
My fall was stopped by a terrible squash, that sounded louder to my ears than the cataract of Niagara; after which, I was quite in the dark for another minute, and then my box began to rise so high, that I could see light from the tops of the windows.
One of his most important court officials was Weni the Elder who had a great canal built at the First Cataract for the king.
Other less common causes of visual loss include retinal detachment, glaucoma, band keratopathy, cataract, vitreous hemorrhage, epiretinal membrane and choroidal neovascularization.
Physick pioneered the use of the stomach pump, used autopsy as a regular means of observation and discovery, excelled in cataract surgery, and was responsible for the design of a number of surgical instruments, such as the needle forceps, the guillotine/snare for performing tonsillectomies, and improved splints and traction devices for treatment of dislocations; he also innovated many operative techniques.
Surprise Lake Trail goes south for 2.6 miles to Surprise Lake, then the Gore Range Trail continues west for 1.9 miles to a junction with the Upper Cataract Lake and Mirror Lake Trail.
Sutures had limited if any use in routine cataract surgery for the high-volume most experienced and skilled eye surgeons in the world.
The reasons the company cited for its selection of Hamilton were as follows: it had waterside property that enabled the firm to control its own docks, its proximity to the steel industry, railway connections the Cataract Power Company supplied them with cheap energy.
The right side of the cataract was covered with pink marble in 1770.
The von Graefe knife was a tool used to make corneal incisions in cataract surgery.
Their experience and skill resulted in the outstanding rural cataract camps so common in India.
Unfortunately, in the early years of cataract surgery, suitable sutures and needles were not in the armamentarium of many cataract surgeons.
Until the acceptability of the keratome-and-scissors method after the early 1940s, an essential part of cataract surgery was mastery of the von Graefe knife.
Use of the knife demanded a high level of skill and mastery, and was eventually supplanted by modifications of cataract surgery through the Kelman phacoemulsification technique that emphasized a small incision.
Were Niagara but a cataract of sand, would you travel your thousand miles to see it?

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