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Cataracts Congenital Overview

Another name for Cataracts Congenital is Congenital Cataracts.

What are congenital cataracts?
A person with a cataract has clouding of the lens in an eye. A congenital cataract is present at birth, or develops within the first 3 months of life. The cataract blocks light entering the eye, reducing vision in that eye. The cataract is usually detected by the pediatrician during an examination.

What are the symptoms of congenital cataracts?
A white cataract may be visible on the lens of the eye.

How does the doctor treat congenital cataracts?
Treatment for congenital cataracts may include lens replacement surgery.

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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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