Cataract extraction has occurred since the mid 18th Century. In the Bible several, formerly sighted, older men are referred to as sightless. It may well have been from cataracts which are extremely and likely, were extremely common.
How precious is our sight? A picture tells a thousand words. It is the most treasured, special sense we will ever possess.
As Zig Ziglar so beautifully put it, ” I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.” Thank you Lord for those cherished, cherished gifts.