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Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type

Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type: Introduction

Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type: A dominantly inherited form of cataract that was observed in a family named Volkmann. Cataract surgery was required in most cases within the first 20 years of life. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type is available below.

Symptoms of Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type

Treatments for Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type

  • Cataract surgery
  • 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
  • more treatments...»

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Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the more »

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Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type, or a subtype of Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type, 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, congenital, Volkmann type as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Cataract, congenital, Volkmann type

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

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