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How long does white spot visible on pupil associated with congenital cataract last?

How long does white spot visible on pupil associated with congenital cataract last?

Until cataract out: The congenital cataract sits right behind the pupil, and may appear as the white spot. If this spot is the cataract, it will stay until surgically removed, which is not needed unless/until vision is compromised from aging related cataract changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataract (Definition)

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


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What are changes that occur in the eye due to monocular congenital cataract ?

What are changes that occur in the eye due to monocular congenital cataract ?

Eye changes Cong.Cat: Congenital Cataract (lens opacity at birth) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. The eye grows normally otherwise. Early cataract surgery with implant or Contact Lens gives child great chance of vision. More info: eyedoc2020.Blogspot.com ...Read more

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Is a congenital cataract considered disablility?

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

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Removing a congenital cataract difficult?

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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Is removing a congenital cataract when you are an adult worth it?

Depends: If your vision declines from its baseline, this may be related to your cataract. It is common for non or mildly symptomatic congenital cataracts to progress in early adulthood. Cataract surgery can be of benefit at that point. ...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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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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How dangerous is it to remove a congenital cataract?

Depends : It depends on the age of the patient. If its a child then it needs pediatric ophthalmologist who does cataract surgery. If its adult an experience cataract surgeon should be able to take care of it safely. Sometime depends on the kind of cataract, the surgery can be challenging but it could be done. ...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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Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more


Dr. Christopher Bardorf
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Congenital Cataract (Definition)

Congenital cataract is a condition in which a baby's lens of the eye is cloudy at birth which may require no treatment or may require a lens replacement surgery, depending on the ...Read more