Oral fluorescein angioscopy in aphakic children

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. Jan-Feb 1984;21(1):33-6.


Seven children who had undergone removal of congenital cataracts were evaluated postoperatively for cystoid macular edema during outpatient visits. Fluorescein was administered orally in a fruit juice cocktail, and the eyes examined by angioscopy 10-20 minutes and 45-60 minutes after dye ingestion. No evidence of macular leakage was observed in any of the 11 eyes examined. It appears that this diagnostic procedure is feasible in young patients, and that the incidence of cystoid macular edema after congenital cataract extraction may be less than has been previously reported.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aphakia, Postcataract / complications*
  • Cataract / congenital*
  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Fluorescein Angiography*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Macular Edema / diagnosis*
  • Macular Edema / etiology
  • Prospective Studies