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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115-121

Management of congenital cataract

Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

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Talal Althomali
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Taif University, PO Box 888, Taif-21974
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.106079

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Cataracts are opacities of the crystalline lens. Because they frequently interfere with normal visual development, they represent an important problem in pediatric ophthalmology. Despite dramatic improvement in the treatment of pediatric cataract, it continues to be a major cause of decreased vision and blindness in children. By far, the most common cause of poor visual results after surgery is irreversible amblyopia.

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