Did I get cataracts from my parents?

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.

 

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