Cerulean cataract: Introduction
Cerulean cataract: A type of cataract that occurs at birth or soon after and has a characteristic blue color with spoke-like opacities radiating from the centre of the lens.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Cerulean cataract is available below.
Symptoms of Cerulean cataract
- Bluish dots around edge of eye lens
- Impaired vision
- Whitish dots around edge of eye lens
- Spoke-like opacities radiating from the centre of the lens
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Treatments for Cerulean cataract
- 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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Causes of Cerulean cataract
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Cerulean cataract: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Cerulean cataract: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Prognosis for Cerulean cataract
Prognosis for Cerulean cataract:
vision impairment is usually only mild during childhood and adolescence but becomes worse during adulthood
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Definitions of Cerulean cataract:
Cerulean cataract is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Cerulean cataract, or a subtype of Cerulean cataract,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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