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My grandmother is getting cataract surgery.
  clouding of the natural lens of the eye
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cataracts cataract cataractous
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  • My grandmother is getting cataract surgery.
  • I’m no longer cold or aching, or hunched over or deformed, or almost blind with cataract eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Have you ever bathed in a mountain river that is running in shallow cataracts over red and blue and yellow stones with the sun on it?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • Binks said this with one of those I’m almost dead, I can say this kind of stuff grins and cataract-clouded eyes.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • When I lowered my arms to look again, Martin’s head had turned in my direction, one cataract eye wheeling crazily before fixing, it seemed, on me.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Up close Puller noted the heavy cataracts.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • A dozen pigeons roosting on the cathedral spire cataract down its length and wheel out over the sea.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Exhausted, I hear Leslie’s cataract of words as if through muffled layers of wool, trying without much success to piece it all together—this scrambled confessional with its hodgepodge of terms like Reichian and Jungian, Adlerian, a Disciple of Karen Homey, sublimation, gestalt, fixations, toilet training, and other things I have been aware of but never heard a human being speak of in such tones, which down South are reserved for Thomas Jefferson, Uncle Remus and the blessed Trinity.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He had ratty gray hair, a wrinkled face, and eyes that were milky with cataracts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • When he raised his head, I saw from his grizzled face and cataract-clouded eyes that he was very old.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • He shook his head again, slowly this time, and tears leaked from his cataract-laden eyes.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "We need money just for food," says his grandmother, who suffers from cataracts.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • His eye managed to twinkle through the veil of cataracts.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I had an operation on my eyes yesterday for cataracts.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • A cataract operation!
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He must’ve been at least fifteen feet tall, but the most startling thing was his enormous milky eye, scarred and webbed with cataracts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Were Niagara but a cataract of sand, would you travel your thousand miles to see it?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • We jumped a cataract and went airborne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • She missed sitting with Mullah Faizullah outside the kolba, watching the fireworks explode over Herat in the distance, the sudden bursts of color reflected in her tutor’s soft, cataract-riddled eyes.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "He operated on me for a cataract," he said.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Some survivors — even children — were developing what were called A-bomb cataracts.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • There it casts its arms about the steep shores of the isle, and falls then with a great noise and smoke over the cataracts of Rauros down into the Nindalf, the Wetwang as it is called in your tongue.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The cataract was about a hundred feet tall, and streamed down a stone face with an overhang that made it impossible to climb.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Our Father claims the Kwilu is navigable downstream from here all the way to where it joins the Congo River; upstream, one may go only as far as the high, scenic cataracts that thunder just to the south of us.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Her eyes were thick with cataracts and sunken into folds of transparent skin, and her whole face was dotted with broken veins and liver spots.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Montag moved back to his own house, left the window wide, checked Mildred, tucked the covers about her carefully, and then lay down with the moonlight on his cheek-bones and on the frowning ridges in his brow, with the moonlight distilled in each eye to form a silver cataract there.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Beside me, the student’s eyes swam with a distorting cataract of tears, his features rigid as though he struggled within himself.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Uncas did as the other had directed, and when the voice of Hawkeye ceased, the roar of the cataract sounded like the rumbling of distant thunder.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The windshield was milky around the edges, as if a cataract was beginning to form.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • "O-o-oh," said Shasta and plunged in — it was about up to his knees — and stooped his head right into the cataract.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • His eyes were opaque and white, clouded with cataracts.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • By the time Ang Dorje was in his teens, his father had gone blind from cataracts, and Ang Dorje was pulled from school to earn money for the family.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In every home, at least one family member suffered from goiters or cataracts.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Ever since Obasan’s operation for cataracts, she’s lived in a darkened house.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • But joy soon effaced every other feeling; and loud as the wind blew, near and deep as the thunder crashed, fierce and frequent as the lightning gleamed, cataract-like as the rain fell during a storm of two hours’ duration, I experienced no fear and little awe.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Switzerland was an island, washed on one side by the waves of thunder around Gorizia and on another by the cataracts along the Somme and the Aisne.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Old Grandma stood up straight when she said this and stared at Auntie with milky cataract eyes.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • 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.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The scenery of external nature, which others regard only with admiration, he loved with ardour:— ——The sounding cataract Haunted him like a passion: the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, Their colours and their forms, were then to him An appetite; a feeling, and a love, That had no need of a remoter charm, By thought supplied, or any interest Unborrow’d from the eye.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Kill him and swell the tide of pent-up lava that will some day break loose, not in a single, blundering, accidental, individual crime, but in a wild cataract of emotion that will brook no control.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Like his fabled Arthur Gordon Pym, I expected any moment to see that "shrouded human figure, very far larger in its proportions than any dweller among men," thrown across the cataract that protects the outskirts of the pole!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Presently a fair slip of a girl, about ten years old, with a cataract of golden hair streaming down over her shoulders, came along.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Although she was already a hundred years old and on the point of going blind from cataracts, she still had her physical dynamism, her integrity of character, and her mental balance intact.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Italian in the mouth of Italians is a deep-voiced stream, with unexpected cataracts and boulders to preserve it from monotony.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • The boat was leaning, the water was sliced sharply and fell away in green cascades, in bubbles, in cataracts.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • And then she forgot everything else, because Aslan himself was coming, leaping down from cliff to cliff like a living cataract of power and beauty.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • You can darken white hair, you can smooth wrinkles and remove cataracts, and if you are willing to go to extraordinary lengths, you can give a sixty-year-old man the body he had at nineteen.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • It was like getting the use of an eye back, having a cataract removed.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
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