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How fast can cataracts develop in the eye due to eye injury?

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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Variable

With severe trauma, a cataract can develop almost overnight or over one week.
Other times, trauma can take years to cause cataracts (or even a certain type of glaucoma).

In brief: Variable

With severe trauma, a cataract can develop almost overnight or over one week.
Other times, trauma can take years to cause cataracts (or even a certain type of glaucoma).
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology

In brief: Rapidly

Depending on the extent of the injury, a cataract can develop within days to weeks (especially in cases of penetrating injury where the lens capsule is disrupted).
Cataracts from less severe injuries are much more variable - possibly within months, but sometimes not noted for years.

In brief: Rapidly

Depending on the extent of the injury, a cataract can develop within days to weeks (especially in cases of penetrating injury where the lens capsule is disrupted).
Cataracts from less severe injuries are much more variable - possibly within months, but sometimes not noted for years.
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Dr. Rebecca Dale
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Within days to years

Depending on the severity of the trauma a cataract can develop almost immediately for a penetrating injury or could take years in the case of a mild eyeball contusion .
Cataract surgery in a traumatic eye is more complicated and experienced surgeons familiar with specialized techniques tend to operate on such eyes.

In brief: Within days to years

Depending on the severity of the trauma a cataract can develop almost immediately for a penetrating injury or could take years in the case of a mild eyeball contusion .
Cataract surgery in a traumatic eye is more complicated and experienced surgeons familiar with specialized techniques tend to operate on such eyes.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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