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  • cataract
    Any opacity of all or part of the lens of the eye. 
  • chloral hydrate
    A drug used for sedation. 
  • ciliary body
    Located behind the iris, this area includes the ciliary processes, underlying tissues, and the muscle inside the eye used for focusing vision at near range. 
  • congenital
    A condition present at birth. 
  • cyclodestruction
    A treatment for glaucoma that involves destruction of some of the ciliary processes in order to reduce production of aqueous humor.  This process is sometimes referred to as cycloablation or (when done with a laser) cyclophotodestruction.