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aftercataract

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noun af·ter·cat·a·ract \ -ˌkat-ə-ˌrakt \

medical Definition of aftercataract

:a clouding of the lens capsule (as from the deposit of fibrous matter or overgrowth of epithelial cells) that sometimes occurs following an operation for cataract removal
  • Miotics reduced visual acuity markedly when aftercataracts left dense opacities in the center of the pupil.
  • —Charles D. Phelps and Nour I. ArafatArchives of OpthalmologyNovember 1977

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