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 require surgical removal, but many do.