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Pediatric Cataracts

Cataracts in a child can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired (develop after birth). Cataracts can happen in one or both eyes. When both eyes have a cataract, one can be worse than the other. Cataracts may appear in different parts of the lens and range in size from tiny dots to dense clouds. Genetics, metabolic disorders like diabetes, and eye injury can all cause cataracts.