8 doctors weighed in:
Are cataracts genetic?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
There are a few inherited conditions in which cataracts are a part of the syndrome.
Most are present at birth or form in early life. Otherwise cataracts mostly are an age related development.

In brief: Sometimes
There are a few inherited conditions in which cataracts are a part of the syndrome.
Most are present at birth or form in early life. Otherwise cataracts mostly are an age related development.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Cataracts (white lens change): most often due to or made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroids, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic issues; can be congenital.
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In brief: Yes
Cataracts (white lens change): most often due to or made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroids, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic issues; can be congenital.
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology
In brief: May
If the person born with it or develops very early in life then it is consider congenital.
Early cataract is due to genetic. But majority of the cataract is age related. It develops later in life after 50 and progresses with age.

In brief: May
If the person born with it or develops very early in life then it is consider congenital.
Early cataract is due to genetic. But majority of the cataract is age related. It develops later in life after 50 and progresses with age.
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes, Genetic
Cataracts may present at birth and are called congenital.
If parents have cataracts children may develop them earlier in life. This is termed as atavism. Cataract occurs when natural lenses degenerate. This degeneration is written in our genes like greying of hair.

In brief: Yes, Genetic
Cataracts may present at birth and are called congenital.
If parents have cataracts children may develop them earlier in life. This is termed as atavism. Cataract occurs when natural lenses degenerate. This degeneration is written in our genes like greying of hair.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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