Stereopsis after congenital monocular cataract extraction

Am J Ophthalmol. 1992 Sep 15;114(3):314-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)71797-0.


Congenital monocular cataract extraction was performed on a 1-day-old baby girl and a hydrophilic contact lens was fitted. A progressive regimen of part-time occlusive therapy was then instituted. Eight years later, the girl has a visual acuity of 20/25 in the operated-on eye and 50 seconds of arc of stereoacuity that has been confirmed by an independent pediatric ophthalmologist. This patient demonstrates the potential for high-grade stereopsis in congenital monocular aphakia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cataract / congenital*
  • Cataract / physiopathology
  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Contact Lenses
  • Depth Perception / physiology*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Sensory Deprivation
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Visual Acuity