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Pediatric Genetic Ocular Diseases

Pediatric genetic ocular diseases are eye conditions that are inherited (passed down through families).

What are Pediatric Genetic Ocular Diseases?

Pediatric genetic ocular diseases are eye diseases that are genetically inherited (passed down from parent to child). There are several different types.

What are the different types of Pediatric Genetic Ocular Diseases?

The most common types of inherited eye diseases in children include:

Congenital (present at birth) cataracts

Congenital (present at birth) cataracts — cloudy eye lens, which is normally clear.

Congenital glaucoma

Congenital glaucoma — fluid builds up in the eye, damaging the optic nerve

Congenital ocular anomalies

Congenital ocular anomalies — includes several types of eye malformations, such as missing or smaller than average eyes

Optic atrophy

Optic atrophy — permanent damage to the optic nerve fibers, which can cause blindness

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Genetic Ocular Diseases?

Symptoms vary depending on the type of eye disease. Some of the general symptoms include:

  • Abnormal appearance
  • Fluid in eyes
  • Impaired vision