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Removing a congenital cataract difficult?
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Congenital cataract
Congenital cataracts can be difficult to remove.
However a pediatric ophthalmologist experienced in this type of surgery will do a good job for you.

In brief: Congenital cataract
Congenital cataracts can be difficult to remove.
However a pediatric ophthalmologist experienced in this type of surgery will do a good job for you.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The same as others
Generally removal of a congenital cataracts is of the same difficulty as any other cataract.
Rarely, in these types of cataracts there are adhesions, capsular fibrotic connecttions and zonular problems which make the removal more difficult. These circumstances are usually detectable on the pre-operative examination and the patient can be advised about the possible results.

In brief: The same as others
Generally removal of a congenital cataracts is of the same difficulty as any other cataract.
Rarely, in these types of cataracts there are adhesions, capsular fibrotic connecttions and zonular problems which make the removal more difficult. These circumstances are usually detectable on the pre-operative examination and the patient can be advised about the possible results.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
There are many types of congenital (present from birth) cataracts.
Some need to be removed at a young age and some are followed into adulthood before necessitating removal. A particular type of congenital cataract known as a 'posterior polar cataract' has increased risk of complications during surgery. Chose an eye surgeon with complex cataract experience

In brief: It depends
There are many types of congenital (present from birth) cataracts.
Some need to be removed at a young age and some are followed into adulthood before necessitating removal. A particular type of congenital cataract known as a 'posterior polar cataract' has increased risk of complications during surgery. Chose an eye surgeon with complex cataract experience
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Congenital cataracts
The surgery for congenital cataracts is more complicated than that for typical age-related cataracts.
A major issue is the use of an intraocular lens (iol) which is typically inserted at the time of the cataract removal. If the surgery is done on a baby, then this iol will eventually need replacement as the child ages.

In brief: Congenital cataracts
The surgery for congenital cataracts is more complicated than that for typical age-related cataracts.
A major issue is the use of an intraocular lens (iol) which is typically inserted at the time of the cataract removal. If the surgery is done on a baby, then this iol will eventually need replacement as the child ages.
Dr. Richard Wieder
Dr. Richard Wieder
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: No: very safe
Cataract surgery (CS) is #1 cause of world blindness & most common surgery performed in world & US.
Complication risk very low; best time in history to have CS. If no underlying retinal, optic nerve, brain issues, >90% achieve 20/20 vision after surgery; may still need glasses (depends on implant choice); more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: No: very safe
Cataract surgery (CS) is #1 cause of world blindness & most common surgery performed in world & US.
Complication risk very low; best time in history to have CS. If no underlying retinal, optic nerve, brain issues, >90% achieve 20/20 vision after surgery; may still need glasses (depends on implant choice); more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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