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Long-term postoperative follow-up in congenital and developmental cataract

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Session Title: Congenital Cataract Surgery

Session Date/Time: Sunday 14/09/2014 | 16:30-18:30

Paper Time: 17:06

Venue: Boulevard A

First Author: : R.Carelli ITALY

Co Author(s): :    A. Magli   R. Forte   A. Torre   G. Magli   F. Esposito  

Abstract Details


To evaluate longterm functional outcomes after surgery for congenital and developmental cataract.


Pediatric Ophthalmology Unit of the University of Salerno (Italy), Pediatric Ophthalmology Unit of the University Federico ll of Naples (Italy), private practice Gi.Ma Eye Center, Naples (ltaly)


The study design is retrospective interventional. All patients with congenital and developmental cataract observed from 1996 to 2013 were included. Any post-traumatic cataracts and cataracts secondary to other pathologies were excluded from the study. Minimum follow-up for inclusion was 5 years.


We included 117 patients (58 females and 59 males, mean age 1.36 ± 0.3 years, 160 eyes) operated on for congenital cataract and 73 patients (32 females and 41 males, mean age 6.63 ± 0.7 years, 121 eyes) operated on for developmental cataract. Mean postsurgical follow up was 9.26 ±1.3 years (range, 5-14 years). After surgery for developmental cataract both distance and near BCVA were greater (p=0.001), as was presence of binocular vision (p=0.001), while incidence of strabismus and myopic shift were lower (p=0.001 and p=0.02, respectively).


Postsurgical functional outcomes showed to be better in developmental cataract when compared to congenital cataract.

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