Erika underwent cataract surgery in both eyes. But his vision in his right eye did not improve. She was 62 years old at the time. She changed her eye doctor, and after examining her field of vision, he told her the bad news: She had glaucoma, which could lead to blindness. “It was a shock,” says Erika, now 83. “I was very afraid that I would lose my sight.”
The term cataract comes from Latin eye lens darkening (Waterfall), itself a word borrowed from Greek, refers to the impression of a veil descending before the eyes. The lens gradually becomes darker, and the person sees as if through fog, while being dazzled by bright lights.
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