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Is congenital cataract extraction in baby risky?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Congenital cataract

Congenital cataract surgery is difficult to perform. However pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in this type of surgery and do a good job.
If the cataract is dense it is more risky to leave it in place as this could result in amblyopia.

In brief: Congenital cataract

Congenital cataract surgery is difficult to perform. However pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in this type of surgery and do a good job.
If the cataract is dense it is more risky to leave it in place as this could result in amblyopia.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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2 comments
Dr. Michael Ham
Yes it can be risky, but the rewards usually outweigh the risk if surgery is indicated
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
I would suggest checking with your Children's hospital and obtaining more than one opinion. Selection of a pediatric surgeon is an important decision for any parent.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Congenital cataract

Cataract surgery in a baby is a very safe procedure and is necessary to allow normal visual development.
See an eye doctor with expertise in congenital cataract surgery.

In brief: Congenital cataract

Cataract surgery in a baby is a very safe procedure and is necessary to allow normal visual development.
See an eye doctor with expertise in congenital cataract surgery.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Sometimes

Congential Cataract (eye's lens has white color change) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop.
More risky not to have surgery if cataract is severe. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: Sometimes

Congential Cataract (eye's lens has white color change) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop.
More risky not to have surgery if cataract is severe. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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