Thirteen cases of infantile cataract in association with hypoglycemia include three children with neonatal hypoglycemia, three with idiopathic hypoglycemia and seven with ketotic hypoglycemia. The typical case is a male subject, born after a complicated pregnancy and small for his gestational age, with bilateral cataracts of the lamellar type and with some mental retardation. Cataract associated with hypoglycemia may well be preventable through early detection and treatment of the latter.
Merin S, Crawford JS. Hypoglycemia and Infantile Cataract. Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(5):495-498. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010497002