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I have congenital cataracts, and i'm just wondering what percentage of the worlds babies hav the same condition?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No one knows

A cataract is an opacity of the lens of the eye.
While many affect vision there are many that do not. Consequently, many persons born with some degree of cataract, will never have them evaluated and even those that affect vision in the third world, are frequently ignored. So the true number, probably rather small, is not known, even in the first world since vision may not be changed.

In brief: No one knows

A cataract is an opacity of the lens of the eye.
While many affect vision there are many that do not. Consequently, many persons born with some degree of cataract, will never have them evaluated and even those that affect vision in the third world, are frequently ignored. So the true number, probably rather small, is not known, even in the first world since vision may not be changed.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Congenital cataracts

Congenital cataracts: cause 5%-20% of blindness in children worldwide.
Incidence varies from country to country. Prevalence of infantile cataracts in the US: 3-4 visually significant cataracts per 10,000 live births. More info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com

In brief: Congenital cataracts

Congenital cataracts: cause 5%-20% of blindness in children worldwide.
Incidence varies from country to country. Prevalence of infantile cataracts in the US: 3-4 visually significant cataracts per 10,000 live births. More info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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