Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Cataracts at age 32

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 09:17 AM

Question: My husband has cataracts in both eyes and he’s only 32. What could be causing this at such a young age?


Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Bilateral cataracts are often inherited and associated with other diseases. They require a thorough examination work up since there could be associated metabolic, infectious, systemic disease. Most bilateral cataracts are due to defective genes. Even children can develop them and sometimes babies are born with them.

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