Ophthalmology & Optometry/congenital cataracts

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I took my 7 year old daughter for an eye
exam and knew she needed glasses.  While we were there the dr. Said she had
congenital cataracts but they didn't effect her vision.  He said it was like
three spots sorta in a triangle formation?  I asked if I needed to do anything
he said no.  It just happens sometimes.

Is this true?  I keep reading how
rare it is and all these stories of surgery.

Answer
Congenital cataracts are common and not rare at all.    Think of them as birthmarks on the lens in the eye.  Sometimes their placement may affect the vision.  If you trust your doctor's opinion, then there is no further action you need to take. Without a photo, I can not be more specific.
I hope this helps,
Dr. Mike

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Michael J. Wojciak, O.D.

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I am an Optometrist with 25 yrs experience. I currently practice in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. I specialize in all types of contact lenses. Please forward appropriate questions pertaining to eye exams, glasses or contact lenses only. I will always attempt to be as "specific" as I can on my answers. This is often difficult when the questions do not provide enough information or visual presentation is needed. ***I will reject any question involving self-prescribing of contact lenses or involving contact lens measurements/comparisons (such as changing base curves, measurement comparisons between brands etc). Contact lenses are a medical device and need to be properly fit by your Doctor. Also in respect for patient privacy, I will not answer third party questions, unless a parent or guardian is asking a question about their child.*** I appreciate your confidence.

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Education/Credentials: B.S. Biology/Pre-Professional Studies, University Of Notre Dame, 1982. B.S.V.S. Visual Science, Illinois College Of Optometry, 1984. Doctor Of Optometry, Illinois College Of Optometry, 1986. Therapeutic Certification, Illinois College Of Optometry, 1996.

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Illinois College Of Optometry University Of Notre Dame

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