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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     

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To present causes and outcomes of pediatric cataract surgery.


Department of ophthalmology, GATA, Ankara,Turkey


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


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%).


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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