Are there other types of cataracts?

Yes. Although most cataracts are related to aging, below is a list of less-commonly occurring cataracts:
  • Secondary cataracts: Cataracts can form after surgery for other eye problems, such as glaucoma. Cataracts can also occur in people with other health problems, such as diabetes. They are also sometimes linked to steroid use.
  • Traumatic cataracts: Cataracts can sometimes develop following an eye injury. This may take years.
  • Congenital cataracts: Some babies are born with cataracts or can develop them in childhood, often in both eyes. These cataracts may be so small that they do not have any effect on vision. But, if they do obstruct vision, then the lenses may need to be removed.
  • Radiation cataracts: Cataracts can develop after exposure to certain types of radiation.

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