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Does Galactosemia Cause Congenital Cataract
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataract: Density or opacity in the lens, age related in the elderly or often infection related in infants (from infection in the mother). ...Read more
Depends on severity: The child with cataract needs to be examined by the pediatric ophthalmologist. Congenital cataract is one of the cause of ambylopia. The best option for majority of the congenital cataract is cataract surgery and vision correction very early to avoid ambylopia. Visual development is very crucial in the early childhood. The child needs clear media to see and develop his/her visual pathway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It depends: If your eye was lazy as a child due to the cataract, then you may not get much vision improvement from cataract surgery as an adult. On the other hand, if you initially saw well then the vision got worse because of the cataract, then you have a better prognosis for vision improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amblyopia & CS: 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 improve vision. However, that said, I & many eyeMDs have patients who were told they had a lazy eye but ended up having significantly improved vision after cataract surgery or PPV/ vitrectomy. See eyedoc2020.Blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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: email@example.com ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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