A study of Early Surgical intrevention for childhood cataract.

Dr Arundhati Pande

Abstract


A study of earlysurgical intervention for childhood cataract.

Purpose: Early surgical intervention is must for all childhood cataract.

Methods: Nineteen eyes in fifteen children with cataract were studied in detail. All children were operated by same surgeon under general anesthesia. Phacoemulsification with Intraocular lens implantation was done.

Result: Fifteen patients were in the age group of three years to twelve years with mean age of nine years. Eight patients had blunt trauma, two had sealed penetrating injury by thorn and four had bilateral congenital cataract. Fourteen patients showed good post-operative visual recovery in the range 6/18 to 6/9. One patient of long standing congenital cataract did not improve after surgery due to severe amblyopia

Conclusion: If cataract is not operated early, then it might lead to blindness due to amblyopia.

Declaration of interest: No


Keywords


Cataract, amblyopia, Phacoemulsification

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