juvenile cataract

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ju·ve·nile cat·a·ract

a soft cataract occurring in a child or young adult.
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ju·ve·nile cat·a·ract

(jū'vĕ-nil kat'ăr-akt)
A cataract occurring in a child or young adult.
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Congenital cataract 82 eyes No associated findings 56 Microcornea 12 Persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) 3 PFV and microphthalmia 1 PFV, microphthalmia, and posterior 1 synechiae Lentiglobus and lenticonus 2 Flat anterior chamber, protruding 1 iris, and posterior synechiae Abnormal greyish anterior sclera 2 Complex anterior segment dysgenesis 2 Aniridia (PAX6 mutation) 2 Juvenile cataract 12 eyes Marden-Walker syndrome 2 Muscular dystrophy 2 Post laser coagulation for ROP 3 Juvenile rheumatic arthritis associated O with chronic anterior uveitis 2 Posttraumatic cataract 2 Posttraumatic cataract and anterior 1 lens capsule perforation 1 Table 2: Ocular anomalies and systemic diagnosis of the affected patients (20/63) with cataract are listed.
(2) It is caused by mutations in the CYP27A1 gene, which lead to deficiency of the mitochondrial enzyme, sterol 27-hydroxylase, resulting in the accumulation of cholestanol in the serum and many affected tissues (3) CTX manifests as tendon xanthomas, juvenile cataracts and seizures multiple progressive neurological symptoms.
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that RNA granules - key players in messenger RNA (mRNA) processing - can affect eye development, leading to juvenile cataracts in humans and mice.

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