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Is it normal to have cataracts at a very young age?

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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is not normal to have cataracts at a young age, however it is possible.
Usually there is a specific cause or reason.

In brief: No

It is not normal to have cataracts at a young age, however it is possible.
Usually there is a specific cause or reason.
Dr. John Odette
Dr. John Odette
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Typical cataracts develop over a long period of time, usually reducing vision ages of 60's and above.
Medications, trauma, diabetes are some causes of cataract development at a young age.

In brief: No

Typical cataracts develop over a long period of time, usually reducing vision ages of 60's and above.
Medications, trauma, diabetes are some causes of cataract development at a young age.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not uncommon

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.
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: Not uncommon

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.
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology

In brief: No!

It is not normal to get cataract at an early age, but there may be many causes for it such as trauma, poor glucose control, medications.
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In brief: No!

It is not normal to get cataract at an early age, but there may be many causes for it such as trauma, poor glucose control, medications.
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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