Posterior Polar Cataract

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Can you tell me if a unilateral posterior polar cataract has congenital onset?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you please tell me if a unilateral posterior polar cataract has a congenital onset or develops after birth? I am desperately seeking answers as my daughter who is 5 years old has been diagnosed for the first time with a congenital polar cataract. The doctor who originally diagnosed h...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you had an HSV (herpes simplex virus) infection, there are increased chances that this polar cataract is congenital (since birth). Now, during initial years, if there is a hindrance in vision, then due to cataract deprivation, amblyopia sets in. Your ophthalmo...  Read Full »

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