Long-term study of children with implanted intraocular lenses

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1992 Sep;18(5):485-8. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80103-4.


We studied children between five and 15 years of age who were implanted with intraocular lenses (IOLs). The subjects comprised eight cases of traumatic cataract, 11 of congenital cataract, and six of steroid cataract. The follow-up ranged from four months to nine and one half years. Twenty of the eyes studied achieved a postoperative visual acuity of equal to or better than 20/40. Binocular function was retained in most cases. Postoperative complications included seven cases of posterior iris synechia, three of iris capture, one of transitory elevated intraocular pressure, and one of cystoid macular edema. Corneal endothelial studies were normal in the eyes in which posterior chamber IOLs were implanted.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cataract / congenital
  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Cell Count
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Endothelium, Corneal / cytology
  • Eye Injuries / surgery
  • Humans
  • Lens, Crystalline / injuries
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Vision, Binocular
  • Visual Acuity