Traumatic cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation in children

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1992 Mar-Apr;29(2):73-8. doi: 10.3928/0191-3913-19920301-04.


We evaluated our experience of intraocular lens implantation in 22 children with uniocular traumatic cataract. Good visual acuity was achieved in a large proportion of the children despite associated corneal opacities and several intraoperative and postoperative complications. Our study suggests that intraocular lens implantation may have a major role in management of monocular cataracts in children.

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Corneal Opacity / surgery
  • Eye Injuries, Penetrating / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lens, Crystalline / injuries*
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prognosis
  • Vision, Binocular
  • Visual Acuity