Hereditary Cataracts

  • Yogita Gupta
  • Chirakshi Dhull
  • Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar


Inheritance is observed in congenital cataracts in 8.3–25% of cases, with most common mode of inheritance pattern being autosomal dominant. Lens development is a complex process that is tightly regulated by several genes, which if undergo mutation, can present as cataract with peculiar inheritance patterns. A pediatric ophthalmologist should record a comprehensive family pedigree and screen family members of cases with congenital or developmental cataract.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yogita Gupta
    • 1
  • Chirakshi Dhull
    • 1
  • Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic SciencesAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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