Congenital Cataract, Complications and Methods of Treatment

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The blurred eye vision in the child is disturbing the brain development. The age around first four months to two years is very critical for the child’s eyes and brains development.

The visual inputs that being seen will be delivered to the brain to enable the child to recognize objects and learn. If this process is disrupted, the child cannot recognize the seen objects since the brain which control the visual sense is not developed and functioning well.

This phenomenon is also known as amblyopia or lazy eyes. Children with this problem only can recognize big objects and this will disrupt the learning process especially the ability to read and write.

Methods Of Treatment

Children with clinical symptoms mentioned must undergo comprehensive screening by eye specialist. Patients who experience serious disturbance of eyesight may need to undergo a surgery.

For patients who experience minimum eyesight disturbance, they must obtain eye specialist screening periodically to ensure the eye sight capacity stays at a satisfying level.

Cataract surgery should be done at an early stage to avoid blindness risk. Intraocular lens may also need to be inserted during the eye surgery to replace the original eye lens which have turned muddy. Choice apart from surgery is contact lens or spectacles to replace the original eye lens function.

Children who have undergone cataract surgery will also need further examinations by eye specialist from time to time. This matter is important to make sure patients can see nicely after the operation.

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