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Monday, March 17, 2014

Cataracts








  • The lens of the eye is normally clear.  When it becomes clouded over by thickened tissue, it is called a cataract.

  • Slowly blurring vision over months or years

  • Developmental disorders
  • Prematurity (cataract of Prematurity)
  • Intrauterine infections (toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus infection, syphilis, rubella, perinatal herpes simplex virus infection)
  • Corticosteroid medications
  • Eye injury -- a major cause of cataracts in children
  • Diabetes
  • Uveitis (an eye disease)
  • Metabolic disorders (galactosemia,Hypoglycemia)
  • Genetic disease

  • Ophthalmoscope (eye exam)
  • Hand held illuminator
  • Slitlamp

  • Surgical cataract removal with lens replacement
  • Correction of the refractive error

  • Chronic Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Uveitis

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