Eye Care Expert Forum
Is cataracts and eye squints genetically inherited?
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Is cataracts and eye squints genetically inherited?

Ok so i was born with cataracts. I have had an exceptional recovery as the doctors say that I'm one of the only few who pass their driving tests after such severe surgery. After my operation, it had resulted in me having a nystagmus and eye squint. I just wanted to know if this was genetic in case I decide to have kids. The doctors say the chances are very low and even if they did, they would have the same recovery rate as me.
Related Discussions
1573381_tn?1296151159
Bilateral congenital cataracts could be genetic and passed on to kids.  If and when you do decide to have children, they need to have a full ophthlamologic exam by a pediatric ophthalmologist by three months of age.

HV
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank