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Paediatric cataract surgery: management and outcomes

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cataract - Paediatric

Session Date/Time: Monday 07/09/2015 | 09:30-11:00

Paper Time: 10:30

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : N.Jiraskova CZECH REPUBLIC

Co Author(s): :    P. Rozsival   J. Kadlecova   A. Stepanov        

Abstract Details


To present etiologies, management, and visual outcomes of pediatric cataract.


Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic


Patients were divided into two groups according to the etiology of the cataract: congenital, infantile or juvenile cataract (A) and traumatic cataract (B). There were 26 children in group A (13 girls and 13 boys). Eleven children had unilateral cataract (11 eyes) and 15 had bilateral cataract (30 eyes). The mean age at surgery was 43 months (range 1-132 months). Group B comprised of 18 children (6 girls and 12 boys) with unilateral injuries. The reason for cataract was penetrating injury in 12 eyes and blunt injury in 6 eyes. The mean age at diagnosis was 7 years (range 3-14 years).


All surgeries were performed by experienced surgeon in general anesthesia and were followed by visual rehabilitation and amblyopia treatment.Best corrected visual acuity was 0.4 and better in 60 % eyes in the group A and in 50% eyes in the group B. The most common postoperative complications were visual axis reopacification, posterior synechias and increased intraocular pressure.


Pediatric cataract remains a challenge despite of all improvements. The management plan must involve an interdisciplinary team approach. None of the authors has a financial or proprietary interest in any product mentioned.

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