A cataract or clouding or the lens of the eye, that occurs in the foetus at some time during pregnancy. Children with Down's syndrome and galactosaemia have an increased incidence of congenital cataracts. ... Treatment includes cataract removal and the insertion of an artificial lens. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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any of various usually bilateral opacities present at birth; they may be mild or severe and may or may not impair vision, depending upon their size, location, and density. Some have a hereditary, usually autosomal dominant cause; others result from intrauterine infection, drug-induced toxicity, ionizing radiation, trauma,...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. cataract, usually bilateral, present at birth. It occurs as an autosomal recessive condition in Jersey calves. In humans approximately 25% of bilateral congenital cataracts are autosomal dominant [MIM*116200, *116700]; X-linked forms also exist [MIM*302200, *302300]. Most congenital cataracts are sporadic, some the result
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A congenital defect that occurs during fetal development, in which the infant's eyes will be cloudy or opaque. The ability to see light is obstructed and vision is lost, either partially or fully. Congenital cataracts may be caused by a maternal infection during pregnancy or it may be associated with some form of chromosomal abnormality.
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The term congenital cataract refers to a lens opacity present at birth. Congenital cataracts cover a broad spectrum of severity: whereas some lens opacities do not progress and are visually insignificant, others can produce profound visual impairment. Congenital cataracts may be unilateral or bilateral. They can be classified by morphology, presum
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