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Are Congenital Cataracts Rare In Teenagers
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I am fourteen and i've inherited congenital cataracts from my dad's side of the family. Is this rare?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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