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Congenital cataract surgical treatment

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First Author: Z.Arnaudovski MACEDONIA

Co Author(s):    B. Kostovska                    

Abstract Details


Congenital cataract is a clouding of the lens which occured during the intrauterine development of the child or immediately after the birth. Surgical treatment is the only therapeutical option in these patients. The aim of the study is to analyze the effects of the surgery in relation to the age of patients, type of the cataracts and the visual acuity outcome.


Sistina oftalmologija, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia


During the last four years 19 children, aged 4 months to 10 years, 6 bilateral and 13 monocular cataracts (25 eyes) undergone surgery. Phacoemulsification and iol implantation is the method of choise in the surgery of congenital cataracts.The children were postoperatively followed up from the first day, seventh day, one month, three months, six months postoperatively, given appropriate adjusements close.


The value of visual acuity of 0,40 and above was achieved in more than 50% of the patients. Time of the surgery considered to be the most important factor in the early rehabilitation of the visual acuity.


Early detection and early surgical treatment of the congenital cataracts is the most important factor for the developing of normal vision.

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