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