Cataract

Summary of Cataract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. It can affect one or both eyes. Often it develops slowly. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or recognizing faces. Poor vision may also result in an increased risk of falling and depression. Cataracts are the cause of half of blindness and 33% of visual impairment worldwide.

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is the most common type of cataract, involving the central part of the lens.

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 A 2-year-old girl comes to the office for a well-child visit. Physical examination shows the finding seen below. She is referred to an ophthalmologist who performs a dilated fundoscopic examination and ocular ultrasound and rules out malignancy. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this patient's abnormal finding?

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