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Pediatric Traumatic Cataract

  • Chirakshi Dhull
  • Sourabh Verma
  • Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar
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Abstract

Traumatic cataract is a major cause of visual disability and blindness in children, especially in developing countries [1–3]. Ocular trauma causes 12–46% of all pediatric cataracts [4, 5]. Children are more likely to be affected by it while playing unsupervised. Sharp metallic objects, wooden sticks, pencils, firecrackers, stones, balls, toys, etc. may cause trauma.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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