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Visual functions in children after congenital cataract surgery and secondary foldable intraocular lens implantation (IOL): own results

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First Author: E.Filipek POLAND

Co Author(s):    M. Formińska-Kapuścik   E. Mrukwa-Kominek   L. Nawrocka   E. Porwik     

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Evaluation of anatomical and functional state of eyes in children after congenital cataract surgery and secondary foldable intraocular lens implantation (IOL)


Clinical studies performed in Clinic of Pediatric Ophthalmology, University Hospital No.5 of hte Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Head of the Department: prof dr hab. n. med. Maria Formińska-Kapuścik


Thirty two eyes of 20 patients - 6 girls and 14 boys aged from from 2.7 to 10.8 years (mean 5.6±1.8) were included in the review. The age of children at the cataract surgery was from 3 to 30 months and moment of implantation was from 7 to 70 months. Follow-up time was from 7 to 84 months. Visual acuity (CDVA, CNVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), axial length of eyeball (AL), refractive error, optical axis transparency and eyeballs position were examined.


Best CDVA was mean 0.3±0.2, and for CNVA 2.0±1.8. The values of IOP were normal mean 15,3(±0,37)mmHg. Mean axial length of eyeball was 21,64(±1,15)mm, refractive error was mean +1,5Dsph(±2,5). In all eyes optical axis was transparent. Esotropia ocurred in 13 children, exotropia in 1 case, nystagmus in 9 patients. Strabismus correction surgery was performed in 6 eyes.


Secondary implantation of foldable intraocular lenses after congenital cataract surgery is a safe and effective method to correct aphakia in carefully selected pediatric patients. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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