Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eyes which form due to accumulation of proteins that obstructs the tract of light at the back of the eye. This results in reduced vision. Generally, cataracts are rare in children and babies. An usual sign of cataracts in infants would be when they aren't able to find small objects on the floor while crawling. Cataracts can be diagnosed at birth during routine healthcare checkups. To prevent increased vision loss children usually need surgeries in these cases.
HOW IS CATARACTS IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
Tonometry which measures the pressure in the eye is a common method of diagnosis.