A case series of hereditary congenital cataract

A case series of hereditary congenital cataract. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (2). pp. 336-338. ISSN 2636-9346 (2020)


Congenital cataract is a major cause of preventable blindness in children. It can be either hereditary or non-hereditary. In this case series, we present three cases of congenital cataract with a strong family history. The grandparents and parents of these patients had cataract diagnosed in late childhood whilst the patients in this case series were diagnosed with congenital cataract earlier. There was no history of consanguineous marriage in any of the families. These cases show that, in the presence of a strong family history, a child will present with congenital cataract earlier in their life. Hence, babies from such families should be screened at birth and at regular intervals within the first year of life to enable early diagnosis and subsequent surgical intervention to reduce the incidence and burden of amblyopia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Congenital cataract, Paediatric visual impairment, Hereditary cataract, Blindness
Taxonomy: By Subject > Medicine > Ophthalmology
By Subject > Medicine > Pediatrics
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Medicine
Depositing User: Adi Azri Mohamad (Sg. Buloh)
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 09:07
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:42
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