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Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2002 Feb;13(1):33-7.

Management of pediatric cataract and lens opacities.

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Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 5850 Landerbrook Drive, Suite 240, Mayfield Heights, Cleveland, OH 44124, USA. jellis1217@aol.com

Abstract

The diagnosis and surgical management of cataracts in children has benefitted from improvements in microsurgical techniques. Intraocular lens placement has become standard in children 2 years of age and older. Initial experience with intraocular lens implantation in infants found a high rate of surgical complications. However, refinements in surgical techniques may lesson these complications. Posterior capsule opacification is a frequent postoperative problem after pediatric cataract surgery. Posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis with anterior vitrectomy is an effective means to prevent opacification of the visual axis in children.

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