Congenital Cataracts

What Are Congenital Cataracts?

A congenital cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that occurs in the developing baby at some point during pregnancy. The lens of the eye is located behind the colored iris. Its job is to help focus light entering the eye. When a cataract is present, vision can be impaired because light cannot properly reach the retina, which is the inner layer at the back of the eye. Congenital cataracts can occur in one or both eyes.


Please fill in your information to download the full fact sheet. Fact Sheets are free, and your information helps us receive more funding for our research.

All fields are required to download the full fact sheet.

Your Name

Your Email

Your Street Address

Your City/Town and State

Your Zip

Click submit for the download link.

Comments are closed