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adult (49) with congenital cataracts. Have you had surgery for this?

By Anonymous March 19, 2010 - 2:15pm
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Hello! I'm curious to find others who have had congenital (NOT AGED RELATED)
cataract surgery. I'm interested in hearing your results, and the ease of procedure.

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I am part of a family of folks with congenital cataracts. Lifelong, my vision served me well. At the age of 65 the larger of the cataracts was removed at a cataract center even though I mentioned to the doc that I had mild micropthalmus and congenital cataracts. As he performed the surgery, he lost the lens in my eye and did not have the equipment to extract it as it slipped away. Another surgery was required to remove the nitrous humor with cataract and lens matter and replace it with water.
At 73, the other cataract is ripening and will require removal. I am looking for a physician who is highly experienced in ripened congenital cataract removal in seniors. Can someone recommend a physician who can remove this cataract efficiently and without incident.
Thanks a bunch.

October 4, 2017 - 6:12am
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I had a congenital cataract in my left eye. Because of the loss of vision that eye started to turn outward, especially when I was tired or sick. When I was 43 I had surgery to correct this but was told (again) that nothing could be done about the cataract. When I was 50 the cataract was 'ripe' and I did have it removed. Do now have some vision in that eye - I am able to see shapes and colors where before all I could see was gray. However, I have recently noticed that it is starting to turn out again. I am now 66.

February 10, 2015 - 9:29am
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I know it's been several years since you posted this. My mother who is 69 has congenital cataracts in both eyes since birth and is scheduled for surgery on 10/14. The Dr. didn't seem very confident but my Mother's eyes are to the point of being declared legally blind but the Dr wants to try on her worst eye first. Did you have surgery and how did it go? Thanks

Karen Denn

September 13, 2014 - 2:09pm
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Hi Anonymous,

You have come to the right place to try and find others that share in the same medical conditions. Please check back frequently, or sign yourself up with an account so you can track any comments that come to your post.

Did you have any specific questions regarding your condition?

March 21, 2010 - 10:37am
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