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Are congenital cataracts rare in teenagers?

Are congenital cataracts rare in teenagers?

Uncommon, not rare: I would say that its uncommon, but not rare. Its hard to measure as there are many cataracts that are mild and not detectable or visually significant, unless examined by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Please tell me, are congenital cataracts in teenagers rare?

Please tell me, are congenital cataracts in teenagers rare?

No.: Congenital cataracts affect about 25% of the population. But remember that any opacity in the lens on the eye is called a cataract, so most congenital cataracts do not affect the vision. They are just small opacities in the lens that do not get worse or affect vision. ...Read more

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Are congenital cataracts in babies of teenagers rare?

Are congenital cataracts in babies of teenagers rare?

Congenital Cat %: Congenital cataracts: cause 5%-20% of blindness in children worldwide. Incidence varies from country to country. Prevalence of infantile cataracts in the US: 3-4 visually significant cataracts per 10, 000 live births. More info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more

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Are congenital cataracts in teens rare?

Are congenital cataracts in teens rare?

Yes: Congenital cataracts means that you are born with them. They can range from insignificant to severe. Now that rubella (german measles) is pretty rare these days thanks to the vaccine., one does not often encounter that type of congenital cataract any more. ...Read more

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What to do if I am fourteen and I've inherited congenital cataracts from my dad's side of the family. Is this rare?

What to do if I am fourteen and I've inherited congenital cataracts from my dad's side of the family. Is this rare?

Congenital Cataracts: Congenital Cataract can be hereditary & associated with other medical issues. This is not uncommon. An eyeMD can help you determine underlying cause. Genetic testing is available for certain conditions. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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How dangerous are congenital cataracts?

How dangerous are congenital cataracts?

Depends: If dense enough to block vision, then risk of amblyopia and need removal right away. If small and not visually significant, then can observe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of congenital cataracts?

What are the symptoms of congenital cataracts?

Various: Cataract is a generic term for any opacity in the structure of the natural lens. You can be born with anything from trivial opacities to profound deposits. The minor ones frquently do not need anything done and cause no symptoms. The major ones can block vision, cause an eye to turn in or out, and can cause permanent loss of vision. Your pediatric ophthalmologist is an expert at these. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have congenital cataracts?

Born with it: The lense of the eye is supposed to be clear. If it forms in the womb with an small or large opacity, making it not clear, regular vision is impaired. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to correct congenital cataracts?

Which is the best way to correct congenital cataracts?

Depends: Not all cataracts require surgery. If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Congenital cataracts--what percentage of the world's people have them?

1.2 - 6 cases/ 10000: According to emedicine
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1210837-overview#a0199

1.2 - 6 cases / 1000. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my daugher was born with congenital cataracts. Was anyone else here born with them?

Should I be concerned if my daugher was born with congenital cataracts. Was anyone else here born with them?

Consult ophthalmolog: She needs to be seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist who does cataract surgery. She may need surgery or observation, and it depends on her condition. Majority of time the patient may need surgery to stimulate visual development. Its no that common the incidence is 1.2-6 cases per 10, 000. ...Read more

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Removing a congenital cataract difficult?

Congenital cataract: Congenital cataracts can be difficult to remove. However a pediatric ophthalmologist experienced in this type of surgery will do a good job for you. ...Read more

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What are the tests for congenital cataract?

Direct exam: The only way is to actually look into the child's eye when dilated. Usually it's pretty obvious since you get a white reflex instead of a red one. If the eye doc is not sure, the exam can be done under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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How do doctors correct congenital cataracts?

How do doctors correct congenital cataracts?

Depends: If the cataract is visually significant and treatment is indicated, they can do surgery to remove the cataract. Then at the same surgery they can place an artificial lens or not. If not, one would need to wear glasses or a contact lens to rehabilitate the eye and see. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of congenital cataract?

What are the symptoms of congenital cataract?

Maybe none!: Congenital cataracts often have no symptoms. If they are causing problems, vision may be cloudy or fuzzy. Glare can also be a big problem. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a congenital cataract?

Born with it: In rare circumstances, infants are born with cataracts and the causes are varied. It can be a genetic problem with eye development, or due to some exposure to various medications in the womb. This is a very serious condition and needs prompt attention from a pediatric ophthalmologist who can advise and treat. ...Read more

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Is a congenital cataract considered disablility?

Congenital: disable?: Congenital Cataract can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. Disability depends on severity of cataract & vision loss, so it depends on vision & visual field. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more