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Other Types of Cataracts

There are other kinds of cataracts not related to the aging process. Traumatic cataracts develop as a result of an eye injury. Others can develop from metabolic blood disorders, eye infections and inflammations and certain types of medications. 

Another type, called congenital cataract, occurs at birth, particularly if the mother has had rubella (German measles) during pregnancy. A nuclear cataract occurs in the center of the lens. 

Research continues to look for ways to prevent cataracts. Until then, useful vision can be restored in 98 percent of all patients who have normal, healthy eyes. 

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