On our eyes, we have a natural, clear lens. This lens bends the light that comes in through our eyes to help us see. If that lens gets cloudy, it's called a “cataract.” You may think of cataracts as something that only affects adults. But kids can have cataracts too. They’re called “congenital cataracts” when children are born with them. At Nemours Children's, our pediatric ophthalmologists (kids’ eye experts) can identify congenital cataracts early — sometimes even while your baby is still in the womb.
Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists are board-certified and fellowship-trained at nationally recognized institutions. We provide the highest level of surgical and medical care for kids with common and complex eye problems. Many on our team are recognized in “Best Doctors in America®” and local magazines as “Top Doctors” in the region. We’re also researchers looking for new, better ways to detect and treat conditions like pediatric cataracts — whether they’re present at birth or develop during childhood.
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