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What are the tests for congenital cataract?
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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Direct exam
The only way is to actually look into the child's eye when dilated.
Usually it's pretty obvious since you get a white reflex instead of a red one. If the eye doc is not sure, the exam can be done under general anesthesia.

In brief: Direct exam
The only way is to actually look into the child's eye when dilated.
Usually it's pretty obvious since you get a white reflex instead of a red one. If the eye doc is not sure, the exam can be done under general anesthesia.
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
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. Test: microscope exam by eyeMD; 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. Test: microscope exam by eyeMD; More info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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