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Cataract, total congenital

Cataract, total congenital: Introduction

Cataract, total congenital: An inherited form of cataract which is present at birth and involves opacity of the whole lens. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cataract, total congenital is available below.

Symptoms of Cataract, total congenital

  • Milky pupils
  • Absent retinal reflexes
  • Severe vision impairment
  • Total lens opacity
  • Lack of retinal reflex
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Treatments for Cataract, total congenital

  • Prompt surgery can result in better visual outcomes
  • Treatment depends on the severity of cataracts. Some mild cataracts will be observed if the are not interfering with the child's vision and development
  • Surgical treatment to remove the cataract is the treatment of choice for more severe cataracts. It is ideally performed in babies at less than 17 weeks of age to minimise visual loss, but complications with glaucoma may mean that a decision to delay surgery is made. Timing of surgery in older children is dependant upon degree of visual impairment and other factors
  • At the time of surgery, the patient may have an intraocular lens implantation, or be treated with contact lenses or glasses depending upon the child's age and other factors
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Cataract, total congenital is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cataract, total congenital, or a subtype of Cataract, total congenital, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cataract, total congenital as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Cataract, total congenital

  1. Cataract, total congenital: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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