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why babies get cataracts?

04/15/2015

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  • Danai P.

    Pediatric cataracts often occur because of abnormal lens development before birth and can either be seen immediately when a baby is born or develop during childhood.Genetic abnormalities are often the cause of infant cataracts, but metabolic disorders are also sometimes to blame. Cataracts in children can develop more quickly than adult cataracts, and children recover their vision slower than adults.all babies are born with poor vision, and they learn to see when images are sent to the retina, located on the back of the eye. When the retina is not receiving images, the optic nerve is unable to send signals to the brain and the nerve starts to degenerate.If you never had hearing, you can't learn to speak. it's the same for eyes, without the image being presented to the eyes, your vision does not develop.surgery is crucial to develop normal eyesight.The critical age of visual development is birth, so we need to take away any impediment in vision so infants know what perfect vision is. Otherwise, the brain won't learn
    04/15/2015
  • Anna

    While the exact cause of some cataracts found in both eyes (bilateral cataracts) is unknown, many are hereditary. Bilateral cataracts have also been associated with a number of genetic disorders, so testing should be considered.Cataracts can be present at birth (congenital) or can develop later in life. It has been estimated that one in every 250 children will develop a cataract either prior to birth or during childhood.Cataracts found in only one eye (unilateral cataract) are usually not associated with a particular disease. Trauma is another cause of unilateral cataract.
    04/15/2015
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