A cataract is any cloudiness or opacity of the natural lens of the eye, which is normally crystal clear. There are many types of cataracts. Some cataracts are small and do not interfere with vision. Other cataracts are large and cause severe vision loss.
Approximately 3 out of 10,000 children have a cataract. The incidence is variable throughout the world.
Speaker: Dr. Tartarella
Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Sao Paulo
Pediatric cataracts often occur because of abnormal lens development during pregnancy. Cataracts can result from genetic problems, infections, or they can occur spontaneously. Lens malformations that occur in conjunction with medical problems are often the result of a genetic or metabolic problem. These cataracts may be present at birth or may develop during childhood. Most pediatric cataracts are isolated findings and are not associated with other abnormalities.
At the end of the presentation, the clinician will be able to:
• Understand the Incidence of congenital cataracts
• Understand the timing of surgery for cataract treatment
• Understand congenital cataracts morphology
• Understand the etiology of congenital cataracts
• Understand the various treatment options
Pediatric Cataract - Video Lecture
Pediatric Cataract - The Quiz
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