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Does diabetes cause cataracts?

Does diabetes cause cataracts?

Yes: Cataracts are caused by many things, including age. Most people will develop cataracts later in life, but in some diabetics, especially poorly controlled diabetics they are more likely to develop cataracts earlier. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Galactosemia (Definition)

It is a rare genetic metabolic disorder that affects an individual's ability to metabolize the sugar galactose properly. If it is a newborn he cannot be on breast milk of cow's milk based formula, he should be switched to soy formula and ...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: [email protected] ...Read more

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How long does vision changes associated with congenital cataract last?

How long does vision changes associated with congenital cataract last?

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 more

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Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this.Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read more

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Does gdm cause cause birth defect?

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Does gdm cause cause birth defect?

Yes: Cardiomegaly due to septal hypertrophy and small left colon syndrome are the examples. ...Read more

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Why/how does pku lead to albinism or hypoigmentation?

Why/how does pku lead to albinism or hypoigmentation?

Good question: Phenylalanine is the precursor molecule to tyrosine which is required as the basic unit that's polymerized into melanin. Restricted phenylalanine provided to these patients leaves less to darken the skin and hair. ...Read more

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How dangerous are congenital cataracts?

How dangerous are congenital cataracts?

Depends: If dense enough to block vision, then risk of amblyopia and need removal right away. If small and not visually significant, then can observe. ...Read more

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How frequently does a congenital heart defect go undiagnosed?

How frequently does a congenital heart defect go undiagnosed?

Hard question: This depends on who is evaluating. It is highly unusual for an important congenital heart defect to be missed by a pediatric cardiologist. A major diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of congenital heart disease is a careful, focused physical examination. Echocardiography under the direction of a pediatric cardiologist is an important, reliable tool to confirm the diagnosis and establish details. ...Read more

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What mutation of chromosome 1 can cause cataracts?

What mutation of chromosome 1 can cause cataracts?

Various mutations: There are many syndromes associated with mutations in Chr 1 that are associated wtih cataracts: ie Retinitis Pigmentosa; 1.35-Mb deletion within 1q21.1 More info: [email protected] ...Read more

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What mutation of chromosome 1 can cause cataracts?

What mutation of chromosome 1 can cause cataracts?

Various: There are many syndromes associated with mutations in Chr 1 that are associated wtih cataracts: ie Retinitis Pigmentosa; 1.35-Mb deletion within 1q21.1 More info: [email protected] ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause birth defects?

How does diabetes cause birth defects?

Metabolism: Diabetes is not a simple disease. It wrecks energy metabollism and has an effect on all our cells. During pregnancy this can affect the fetus since mom feeds baby and the excess sugar has its effect in both mom and baby. That is why good control is essential. ...Read more

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Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Usually not: Developmental hip dysplasia, formerly called congenital hip dislocation, should not affect future development unless associated with another anomaly in major organ. ...Read more

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Does retinitis pigmentosa always lead to complete blindness?

Does retinitis pigmentosa always lead to complete blindness?

Not all: There are different forms but not all lead to complete blindness. There is nor real cure. The disease progresses at different rates ...Read more

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Why does albinism cause nystagmus?

Why does albinism cause nystagmus?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus results when blindness occurs before four years of age. Many people with oculocutaneous albinism fall into this category. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause blindness?

Does diabetes cause blindness?

Yes, potential: Diabetes can cause kidney failure, peripheral nerve damage, and retinopathy, visual issues. Could blindness occur? If not treated aggressively, perhaps. Laser surgeries are beneficial as well as good medical management. ...Read more

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Can untreated biotin deficiency cause a reversible cataract like clouding of the eye lenses?

Can untreated biotin deficiency cause a reversible cataract like clouding of the eye lenses?

Biotin Deficiency: Biotin Def is very very rare condition and it usually happens in people with malabsorption syndromes like Crohn's dx, people who get IV nutrition, on Antibiotics for long period of time. Biotin is a coenzyme for Vitamin B group and Vit B group help burning carbohydrate in our body, lack of biotin can cause hair loss, skin and nail problem and peripheral neuropathy but no Cataract. ...Read more

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How commonly is congenital heart disease genetic?

How commonly is congenital heart disease genetic?

Polygenic problem: The information that codes for proper heart formation is shared by many genes on chromosomes. Genetic studies show linkage, where a person with a form of chd has a 4% chance of having a first degree relative with any form of chd as well as a 4% risk of having a child with a chd. A few rare syndromes have higher genetic risk (dominant = 50%) that sometimes have chd as part of the syndrome. ...Read more

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How can congenital heart disease be genetic?

How can congenital heart disease be genetic?

Multifactorial: The inheritance of congenital heart defects follows a different pattern than commonly thought of genetic traits like skin or eye color. The risk to any newborn is a little less than 1%. The risk of a subsequent child i higher - about 2-3%. The risk to the child if the mother (or father although the numbers are lower)is affected is about 6-8% and varies with the defect. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Bardorf
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Congenital Cataract (Definition)

Density or opacity in the lens, age related in the elderly or often infection related in infants (from ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A condition that results in the clouding of the normally clear ...Read more