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Manny what you think of cataracts usually think of older people but we got this question from a viewer.
Doctor Manny my -- is born with a cataract her.
Her last night my.
Thanks and attach it as adults age cataracts form because the lands can get harder and become clout.
But it is very rare for a baby to be born with them in fact less than 1% of children have congenital cataracts many times genetics are to be blamed.
But there are a number of possible causes for this condition including metabolic disorders.
Taking certain medication during pregnancy and inherit this enzyme deficiencies.
And infection during pregnancy or chromosomal abnormality.
Not all congenital cataracts are severe enough to require surgery but many are and delaying treatment could mean.
Permanent vision loss.
Doctors can send it removes the cataract and plant in lens in the child's -- so to speak to your doctor about the best treatment for your child.
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