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Causes and outcomes pediatric cataract surgery

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First Author: G.Ozge TURKEY

Co Author(s):    O. Ayyildiz   M. Kucukevcilioglu   H. Uludag   F. Mutlu     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To present causes and outcomes of pediatric cataract surgery.

Setting:

Department of ophthalmology, GATA, Ankara,Turkey

Methods:

Demographic characteristics, clinical examinations and postoperative followups of 76 eyes of 47 subjects were retrospectively evaluated.

Results:

Of 47 subjects 26 were male and 21 were female(P>0.05). Of 47 subjects 10 had associated systemic diseases(21.2%). Cataract was bilateral in 28 subjects(59.5%). The mean age at surgery was 20.3 months(range=5-74). The mean followup was 91.2 months(range=34-190). While 17 eyes(22.3%) ended up aphakic, 59 eyes(77.7%) ended up pseudophakic. There was no difference in mean visual acuity between aphakic(0,43 SE) and pseudophakic eyes(0,53 SE)(p=0,36). Unfavorable visual outcome(≤0.1) was noted in 12 eyes(15.7%). Early and late major complications were as follow: one eye needed intraocular lens exchange for refractive reason,one eye developed bullous keratopathy, and 15 eyes developed glaucoma(19,7%).

Conclusions:

Cataract surgery in pediatric cases resulted in favorable functional outcomes with low short and longterm complications. The high frequency of associated systemic abnormalities found in the current study indicates a need for complete examinations of all systems in children diagnosed with cataract

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