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Cataract, anterior polar, dominant

Cataract, anterior polar, dominant: Introduction

Cataract, anterior polar, dominant: A rare, dominantly inherited type of cataract which is characterized by small opacities on the front surface of the eye lens. Vision is usually not affected and the cataract is not associated with any other abnormalities. Type 1 is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 14q24-qter. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cataract, anterior polar, dominant is available below.

Symptoms of Cataract, anterior polar, dominant

Treatments for Cataract, anterior polar, dominant

  • 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, anterior polar, dominant is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cataract, anterior polar, dominant, or a subtype of Cataract, anterior polar, dominant, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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