A ten-year review of surgery for congenital cataract Yasuo Tsuda 1 , Youko Tanaka 1 , Miwako Yamashita 1 , Hiroko Deguchi 1 , Tsugio Amemiya 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol and Visual Sci,Grad Sci of Biomed Sci,Nagasaki Univ pp.183-187
Published Date 2003/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410101121
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Abstract. Purpose:To review the outcome of surgery for congenital cataract in our department. Cases:The series comprised 28 cases who were operated during 10 years through 1998 and who could be followed up for 3 years or longer. There were 12 males and 16 females. Cataract was bilateral in 20 cases and unilateral in 8,totalling 48 eyes. At the time of surgery,the patients were aged from 1 month to 11 years,average 5.6 years. Result:Out of 20 bilateral cases,4 cases obtained final visual acuity of 1.0 in both eyes. Final visual acuity of 0.3 or over in both eyes was osbtained in 11 cases. In 5 cases,final visual acuity was 0.1 or less in both eyes. These cases had complications including microcornea,nystagmus or glaucoma. Out of 8 unilateral cases,final visual acuity of 1.0 was obtained in one eye only. This case had visual acuity of 0.2 in the fellow eye. The final visual acuity was poor in the other 7 cases who had good visual in the fellow eyes. Conclusion:Good visual acuity was obtained in cases of bilateral cataract without prior complications. Final visual acuity was generally poor in unilateral cases.

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