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    #1

    nearsightedness

    Hi,

    I don't know what word I should use with 'cataract'.

    Is "Her cataract is nearsightedness" correct?

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    #2

    Re: nearsightedness

    No. Nearsightedness (myopia) is a condition. A cataract is a different condition.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: nearsightedness

    Can you please tell me what I should say when someone's cataract is not as it was before.

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    #4

    Re: nearsightedness

    My guess:

    Her eyesight has gotten worse because of a cataract.

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    #5

    Re: nearsightedness

    If their condition has worsened, I would say that their cataract has become more cloudy, or cloudier, than before.

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    #6

    Re: nearsightedness

    His cataract has got worse.
    His cataract has worsened.
    His cataract has become more serious.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: nearsightedness

    In AmE, we would normally say "His cataract has gotten worse".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 13-Aug-2015 at 22:06. Reason: Added quotation marks

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    #8

    Re: nearsightedness

    BE speakers rarely use 'gotten'.

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    #9

    Re: nearsightedness

    I know.

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    #10

    Re: nearsightedness

    I know you know. I mentioned it in case tzfujimino didn't.

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