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Please tell me, are congenital cataracts in teenagers rare?

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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Congenital cataracts are rare.
Cataracts in kids/teens are rare too. Usually a systemic work up is involved to make sure it's not secondary to another disease process.

In brief: Yes

Congenital cataracts are rare.
Cataracts in kids/teens are rare too. Usually a systemic work up is involved to make sure it's not secondary to another disease process.
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