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Why do congenital cataracts form?

There are many reasons that children are born with opaque (cloudy) crystalline lenses in their eyes, and some of these cataracts may be sufficiently severe to require surgery. Underlying infectious disease, one’s unique body chemistry, and genetic factors can all play a role, but the reasons are frequently unknown.

Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MD  Dr. Charles P. Wilkinson

Categories: Cataracts

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Answered: Dec 03, 2013

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