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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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Cataracts (Definition)

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


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

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 does it mean to be born with progressive congenital cataract?

What does it mean to be born with progressive congenital cataract?

Congenital Cataract: Congential Cataract (eye's lens has white color change) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. If told have severe amblyopia, it is unlikely for a cataract surgery will give 20/20. 1st get good refraction/glasses. If VA worse than 20/40 & not due to lazy eye: surgery may improve vision. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot ...Read more

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Is congenital cataract extraction in baby risky?

Congenital cataract: Congenital cataract surgery is difficult to perform. However pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in this type of surgery and do a good job. If the cataract is dense it is more risky to leave it in place as this could result in amblyopia. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for congenital cataract?

Not really: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies paid for by company- vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Surgery only cure. Sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants may help prevent worsening. More info at: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How do I help a 20 yr old friend from abroad with congenital cataract?

How do I help a 20 yr old friend from abroad with congenital cataract?

Where located?: If 20 years old has had all the basic elements of vision developed. Many congenital cataracts are static and a lot do not affect vision. If they are progressive they might need removal. Is your friend in a location where eye care is available. If not, and you are good friends, perhaps you can help him come to your location, be evaluated and have this dealt with. ...Read more

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Anything they can do to improve vision years after congenital cataract surgery?

Possibly: You should see an eye doctor to determine if anything can be done to improve vision. In some cases, glasses or a contact lens can help improve vision. Other issues such as glaucoma, amblyopia, etc may limit best corrected vision though. ...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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Could the removal of a congenital cataract in an adult help improve their vision?

Could the removal of a congenital cataract in an adult help improve their vision?

Congential Cataract: Congential Cataract can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. If told have severe amblyopia, it is unlikely for a cataract surgery to give 20/20. Pts who were told they had a lazy eye can have significantly improved VA after cataract surgery. See eyedoc2020.Blogspot. ...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