Wellness - Eye Care | 0-10 yrs

Treating Cataract In Children

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Is your child complaining of a cloudy vision? A visit to the doctor is in order as it could be a case of cataract.

Although, cataracts in children are mostly detected at birth or during routine well-child checks, they are rare.

Treatment usually involves surgery to prevent lasting vision loss and to ensure normal vision will develop.

Go through the ClipBook to know more about how to treat cataract in children.

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All About Congenital Cataracts

A congenital cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that is present at birth. The lens of the eye is normally clear. It focuses light that comes into the eye onto the retina.

Cataracts In Children

In children, cataracts can affect one or both eyes. Cloudy patches in the lens can sometimes get bigger and more can develop, resulting in the child's vision becoming increasingly affected.

Causes Of Childhood Cataracts

There are a number of different reasons why a child may be born with cataracts or develop them while they are still young, although it is not possible to determine the exact cause in many cases.

Strategies For Managing Traumatic Cataract

There are several vital components surgeons need to take into consideration when treating children who have traumatic cataracts.

Complication And Visual Outcome After Peadiatric Cataract Surgery

Cataract in childhood is a most important cause of visual impairment and blindness. Lack of vision in early years of life can adversely affect the overall development of a child with far reaching effects on personal, educational, occupational and ...

Treatments For Cataracts In Children

If cataracts aren't causing any problems, immediate treatment may not be necessary. As childhood cataracts are rare, it's difficult to predict how much a child's vision will be improved by treatment.

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