Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Surgery for Cataracts in Children

Children with Cataracts require early treatment in order to have the best vision. Early treatment with Cataract Surgery is critical to visual acuity of children with congenital Cataracts. In children treated for bilateral dense congenital Cataracts, surgery before 3 months of age is important to decrease the risk of visual acuity loss, according to a Swedish study published in January in Acta Ophthalmologica. The single most important predictive factor for long term visual acuity in children with congenital Cataracts is how quickly they have Cataract Surgery the study reported.

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