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Cataract
Which one of the following descriptions of adverse eye conditions best describes cataract?
  1. A condition in which light rays entering the eye are not focused on the retina, causing blurred vision. 
  2. Progressive optic nerve damage that leads to progressive loss of vision usually occurs because of increased pressure in the eye.
  3. A clouding (opacity) of the lens of the eye that causes a progressive, painless loss of vision
  4. A condition that causes progressive damage to the macula, the central and most vital area of the retina, resulting in gradual loss of central vision.
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Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids in Children

  • Removing enlarged tonsils and adenoids is useful when enlargement causes extreme discomfort, breathing problems, or recurring infections.

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