Management of infantile and childhood cataracts

Courtney L. Kraus, Rupal H. Trivedi, Brita S. Deacon, M. Edward Wilson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Pediatric cataracts are an important cause of decreased vision in children. Managing cataracts in childhood presents an assortment of distinct challenges. Visual prognosis depends upon a multitude of factors, including etiology, surgical variables, and postoperative rehabilitation. Morphology, location, and the age of onset can greatly assist the pediatric ophthalmologist in determining the suspected etiology. Surgical timing and approach must be tailored for each child's unique presentation. Finally, parents and caregivers play an incredibly important role in vision outcomes. A thorough and candid discussion must take place to ensure everyone is actively engaged in the postoperative management of the aphakic or pseudophakic child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Management of Pediatric Ocular Disorders and Strabismus
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-based Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781493927456
ISBN (Print)9781493927449
StatePublished - Jul 27 2016


  • Congenital cataracts
  • Examination
  • Infantile cataracts
  • Informed consent
  • Pediatric cataract surgery
  • Preoperative considerations
  • Surgical timing
  • Visual rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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