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elizabeth_starz


06/01/2012

Are congenital cataracts hereditary?

I have congenital cataract and am going to have a baby. But i am afraid if my baby will also have congenital cataract.
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  • b3mine_x3

    06/01/2012

    Not all congenital cataracts are hereditary. Some congenital cataracts are caused by some other factors. However, many congenital cataracts are hereditary. Even if there is no history in the family, they can be caused by a hereditable mutation in the infant. Thus the descendant of the infant may get congenital cataracts.
  • Benjamin gary

    06/01/2012

    If there is a history of congenital cataract in your family, it is likely that your baby will have it too. But it is hard to say what is the percentage for him to get such disease.
  • clam_i_am

    06/01/2012

    There is study showing that congenital cataracts are rare and occur in developed countries with a frequency of 30 cases among 100,000 births with a further 10 cases being diagnosed during childhood. But if there is family history of congenital cataracts, the chance can be higher.
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