Types of cataracts include:
Age-related cataracts : As the name suggests, this type of cataract develops as a result of aging.
Congenital cataracts : Babies are sometimes born with cataracts as a result of an infection, injury, or poor development before they were born, or they may develop during childhood.
Secondary cataracts : These develop as a result of other medical conditions, like diabetes, or exposure to toxic substances, certain drugs (such as corticosteroids or diuretics), ultraviolet light, or radiation.
Traumatic cataracts : These form after injury to the eye.