Cataracts in Babies

Did you know that babies can have cataracts?   This is called a congenital cataract, and means that the eye’s natural lens is cloudy instead of clear.  Vision could be affected and  cataract surgery may be required In about 0.4 percent of all births, congenital cataracts are found or soon develop.* Not all congenital cataracts requireContinue reading “Cataracts in Babies”

A cloudy lens implant

A common cataract surgery complications is a posterior capsule opacity in the lens implant. A procedure called a YAG laser capsulotomy can quickly and effectively restore vision following posterior capsular opacification.

Christmas tree cataract

A Christmas tree cataract describes a cataract with a polychromatic iridescent crystalline appearance Nuclear sclerotic changes also are evident in this patient.   Patients who have myotonic dystrophy can have Christmas tree cataracts. Cataracts are most commonly associated with aging, but other risk factors include UV-B radiation, smoking, medications (particularly steroids), and trauma.   Other causes forContinue reading “Christmas tree cataract”