James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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Cataracte. They call it a cataract, when a slymy humour, growen togyther lyke yse, betwene the skynnes of the eyes, cornea and coniuntiua, commeth aboute the apple of the eye. In latyne, it is called suffusio, in greke hypochyma.
Joannes de Vigo, Works of Chirurgery (1543)

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