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As a cataract progresses, more of the lens becomes cloudy. When the entire lens is white, the cataract is called a
"ripe" or "mature" cataract and causes severe vision problems. Delaying surgery until cataracts are ripe or mature
is neither recommended nor needed.
Cataracts in children are rare but serious. If a cataract prevents light from
entering a child's eye and stimulating the retina, the area of the brain used
for sight does not develop properly. Usually the child won't see well with
that eye (amblyopia), even if the cataract is later
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September 09, 2014
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