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Can you have small eyes because you are born with cataracts?
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
The condition of nanophthalmos or microphthalmos are developmental problems with the eyes and can be associated with congenital cataracts.
These are best detected with a comprehensive eye examination since glaucoma can be associated as well.

In brief: Sometimes
The condition of nanophthalmos or microphthalmos are developmental problems with the eyes and can be associated with congenital cataracts.
These are best detected with a comprehensive eye examination since glaucoma can be associated as well.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Other way around
Some patients with very small eyes (nanophthalmos) also have cataracts.
Cataracts do not cause or lead to small eyes, however. Also, eyes may appear large or small even if they are not, depending on how deep the eye socket is as well as the size of the eye.

In brief: Other way around
Some patients with very small eyes (nanophthalmos) also have cataracts.
Cataracts do not cause or lead to small eyes, however. Also, eyes may appear large or small even if they are not, depending on how deep the eye socket is as well as the size of the eye.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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