Glaucoma a Real Problem in Congenital Cataract

April 25, 2012

Archives: Sometimes, we can lower our guard once we surgically remove congenital cataract, but this article reminds us that glaucoma is very common in congenital cataract, and we need to be vigilant lest the glaucoma ruins our vision-restoring surgery. Researchers followed 114 infants with congenital glaucoma, and 9% developed glaucoma in the first year, whether they got an IOL or not. They suspect that 5 year data will show even more glaucoma. Nothing new here, really- just a wake-up call to remind us- doctor and parents- to keep a close eye on these kids




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