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12 Possible Causes for Cataracts Usually Congenital, Family History of Arthritis

  • Hemochromatosis

    […] levels usually normal or low) II.[] This information often provides helpful clues, such as a family history of arthritis or unexplained liver disease.[] The health care provider will look for clues that may indicate hemochromatosis, such as a family history of arthritis or unexplained liver disease. Physical exam.[]

  • Viral Exanthem

    Deafness, heart disease, and cataracts compose the classic triad of congenital rubella syndrome. Hearing loss results from sensorineural damage.[] history of inflammatory arthritis Reproduced with permission from Rheumatology Expert Group.[] Cataracts are usually bilateral, and retinopathy also may be present. Neurological conditions, such as encephalitis and mental retardation, are also common.[]

  • Glaucoma

    Congenital cataracts had been present, according to the history, since early childhood and were usually accompanied by nystagmus.[] […] rheumatoid arthritis).[] Risk factors include preexisting primary open-angle glaucoma, a family history of glaucoma, high myopia, diabetes mellitus, and history of connective tissue disease (especially[]

  • Coats Plus Syndrome

    Dislocated lens (usually superiorly and nasally) Severe refractive errors Megalocornea (front third of the eye is larger than normal) Cataracts Uveal colobomas Secondary glaucoma[] , and a family history of inflammatory bowel disease.[] […] from the affected eye) May be associated with cataracts and other lens abnormalities Refsum's Disease This congenital, genetic disease affects neurological and metabolic[]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    In some people, the condition can also cause cataracts to develop at a younger age than usual. Life expectancy for people with myotonic dystrophy can vary considerably.[] A family history, which almost always is present in genetic myopathies, may also be present in other causes of weakness, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis[] Many people have a normal life expectancy, but people with the more severe congenital form (present from birth) may die while still a newborn baby, or only survive for a few[]

  • Stickler Syndrome

    Abnormalities of vitreous gel architecture are a pathognomonic feature, usually associated with high myopia which is congenital and non-progressive.[] Severe myopia leading to blindness, cleft palate, or subnucous cleft, Pierre Robin anomaly, premature degenerative arthritis, or a family history of any of these indicates[] Features include: Ophthalmologic Congenital or early-onset cataracts.[]

  • Autosomal Dominant Keratitis

    Congenital cataract is usually hereditary and can be transmitted as a dominant or a recessive trait.[] It is rare for degenerations to stem from family history or genetic disposition.[] Congenital cataract is an opacification of the ocular lens present at birth.[]

  • Chondrodysplasia punctata Type Toriello

    Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma. Alopecia of the scalp. Cataracts. Chondrodysplasia punctata, tibial-metaphyseal type – mesomelic type.[] The family history showed that a maternal aunt had rheumatoid arthritis, and a maternal cousin had Tourette syndrome.[] The hallmark ophthalmologic findings are bilateral congenital cataracts, usually accompanied by microphthalmia, microcornea (diameter McDonough syndrome MedGen UID: 162902[]

  • Fanconi Renotubular Syndrome Type 2

    […] alterations involving the eyes, central nervous system (CNS), and kidneys.5-7 Certain clinical manifestations are usually present, including congenital cataract and glaucoma[] history of rheumatic disease Cytopenia Anemia (Hb 17 g/L), n (%)y High IgA levels ( 4 g/L), n (%)y High IgM levels ( 2.3 g/L), n (%)y 30/140 17/140 136/141 118/141 87/141[] Lowe's syndrome A rare inherited disorder that is distinguished by congenital cataracts, glaucoma, and severe mental retardation.[]

  • Loss of Vision

    Cataracts often form slowly and usually affect people in their 60s and 70s, but sometimes babies are born with congenital cataracts.[] A family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration. A highly visually demanding job or work in an eye-hazardous occupation.[] Health conditions related to high cholesterol, thyroid, anxiety or depression, and arthritis for which you take medications.[]

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