Congenital Cataract, a Corneal Defect and Condition In Children

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Corneal defect in children is also known as congenital cataract condition in medical language. Congenital cataract is a condition where the eye lens which is originally clear and translucent turned muddy and this situation was traced after the birth.

Eye lens function is to focus light that enters into the eye and create the image onto the retina. Cataract disease prevents the light from entering the eye and causing blurred image produced on the retina of the eye.

This disease also could affect the patient’s eyesight and could cause blindness if it not treated at the early stage. Congenital cataract can occur on one eye only or both two eyes. This condition also could happen regardless of sex; male or female.

Cataract eye.Those who have family history of this disease also have higher risk to inherit this disease. Congenital cataract is reported to happen between one to six cases in every 10,000 births in United States.

However there are no complete data about the congenital cataract cases in other countries around the world. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that congenital cataract number of cases might be traced in higher number in developing countries.

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