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Are Congenital Cataracts Rare In Teenagers
A cataract 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). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...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
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