A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens. It is characterized by blurred vision not improved with glasses, glares, and difficulty reading. Most common in older adults—a cataract is a natural degeneration—cataracts sometimes form prematurely in children. Sometimes, children are born with cataracts, which to date can only be treated with surgery. During this surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic replica if the child is old enough, typically after age one or two. Many patients report improved vision soon after surgery. To find out more about pediatric cataract surgery, please contact us today.
Did You Know…
It has been estimated that one in every 250 children will develop a cataract either prior to birth or during childhood.
Placement of Secondary Intra Ocular Lens Implants in Patients
Who Have Had Previous Cataract Surgery
If your child has had previous cataract surgery and did not have a lens implanted in his or her eye, the placement of secondary intraocular lens implants is the next step. During this surgery, a second intraocular lens is inserted into the eye. This is an effective, safe, viable solution for children who have had previous cataract surgery and are experiencing problems with thick glasses or contact lenses. To learn more about secondary intraocular lens implants, please contact our practice today.