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Morphology of Pediatric Cataract

  • Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar
  • Chirakshi Dhull
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Abstract

Pediatric cataract is a leading cause of childhood blindness. The incidence is in the range of 1.8 to 3.6/10,000 per year and the prevalence is about 1.03 per 10,000 children (0.32–22.9/10,000). There is no difference in the prevalence based on gender or laterality [1]. Untreated cataracts especially in children lead to tremendous social, economical, and emotional burden to the child, family, and society. Blindness related to pediatric cataract can be treated with early identification and appropriate management. Favorable outcomes depend not just on effective surgery but also on meticulous postoperative care and visual rehabilitation including glasses and amblyopia treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar
    • 1
  • Chirakshi Dhull
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic SciencesAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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