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My baby was born with cataracts. I thought only old people got these. How did this happen?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Fetal maldevelopment

The lens is a carefully arrayed structure with remarkable clarity.
It requires precise biochemical and structural balance during development. If there is a disturbance (some known like rubella, inherited disease) and some unknown (simply accidental), then it must be evaluated for its visual disturbance potential. If you child has cataract see your pediatric ophthalmologist.

In brief: Fetal maldevelopment

The lens is a carefully arrayed structure with remarkable clarity.
It requires precise biochemical and structural balance during development. If there is a disturbance (some known like rubella, inherited disease) and some unknown (simply accidental), then it must be evaluated for its visual disturbance potential. If you child has cataract see your pediatric ophthalmologist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It happens!

Cataracts are opacity of the lens in the eye.
It can be congenital or acquired due to sun damage, medications, or others. The level of visual significance of the cataract is what makes the decision for surgical intervention. Do not delay... This is a very important time sensitive issue.

In brief: It happens!

Cataracts are opacity of the lens in the eye.
It can be congenital or acquired due to sun damage, medications, or others. The level of visual significance of the cataract is what makes the decision for surgical intervention. Do not delay... This is a very important time sensitive issue.
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several reasons

Congenital cataracts can be in one eye or both.
They can be small or large. They can be isolated events or sometimes do to more serious problems. You should talk to your pediatrician.

In brief: Several reasons

Congenital cataracts can be in one eye or both.
They can be small or large. They can be isolated events or sometimes do to more serious problems. You should talk to your pediatrician.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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