Key Points About Cataracts in Children
- A cataract is a clouding over the lens of the eye. This can affect your child’s vision. Cataracts in children can cause blindness if they aren't treated.
- Your child may be born with a cataract (congenital). Or it may develop later in life (acquired).
- Symptoms include cloudy or blurry vision, eyes that are not aligned, and eye movements that can't be controlled.
- Many children with cataracts need surgery to remove them.
- Protecting your child’s eyes from the sun may help prevent cataracts and other eye problems later in life.
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