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Injury-Related Cataracts

Cataract formation caused by injury to the eye can occur at any age. Cataracts can be caused by penetrating eye injuries (due to rocks, arrows, or shots from a BB gun, for example), blunt eye injuries, electrical shock, and X-rays.

Cataracts can form as a result of blunt eye injuries caused by child abuse.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
Last Revised August 24, 2011

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