Did I get cataracts from my parents?
If you have a close relative that developed early-onset cataract not due to diabetes, there is likely more of a heredity influence.
If you are older, it is unlikely that your cataracts have been significantly influenced by heredity.
A cataract the you are born with is called a congenital cataract. Most congenital cataracts are insignificant to a child’s visual system’s development and are just watched for progression. Rarely a congenital cataract needs to be treated however, if the clouded vision could arrest/slow vision system development (amblyopia) then surgery is considered.