Good visual function after neonatal surgery for congenital monocular cataracts

Am J Ophthalmol. 1981 May;91(5):559-65. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(81)90053-2.

Abstract

We treated eight neonates who had total, monocular, congenital cataracts with surgery, occlusion, and contact lenses. Visual results in all eight patients were good. In five patients visual acuities improved to 6/9 (20/30) or better in the aphakic eye. In three patients visual acuities improved to 6/24 (20/80) or better. Problems with contact lenses probably accounted for the poorer results in two of these three patients. Binocularity was not demonstrated in any of our patients.

MeSH terms

  • Aphakia, Postcataract
  • Cataract / congenital*
  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Contact Lenses
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / surgery*
  • Visual Acuity*