Information and support
How to see a genetic eye specialist?
Coping with sight loss
Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs)
Education and learning
Family support service (FSS)
Registration for sight impairment
Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)
Driving and alternative transport
Genetics basics and inheritance pattern
Genetic counselling and genetic testing: for patients
Genetic counselling: for professionals
Clinical genetic testing: for professionals
Microphthalmia, anophthalmia, coloboma (MAC) and aniridia
Cataract and lens associated
Anterior segment dysgenesis including glaucoma
Therapies under research
Searching for current research or trials
Research Opportunities At Moorfields
Congenital cataract: for professionals
Congenital cataract is a highly heterogeneous disease with a broad aetiology. It usually refers to cataracts that are present from birth or shortly after. 90% of bilateral cases are due to a genetic cause.
Congenital cataract: for patients
Congenital cataracts are haziness in the lens that are present since birth or appear shortly thereafter. Impact on vision varies among patients, but those that are impeding normal visual development are usually addressed with an eye operation.
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