Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cataracts Congenital Treatment

Treatment for very small congenital cataracts may not require treatment. However, treatment for large congenital cataracts involves lens replacement surgery. The surgery is usually performed within 4 months after birth. After surgery, the infant may require patching of the unaffected eye, in order to force the child to use the eye that contained the cataract.

Treatment for congenital cataracts may include:

  • Lens replacement surgery for congenital cataracts:
  • Eye patch
  • Corrective lenses

Cataracts Congenital Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat congenital cataracts:

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cataracts Congenital References
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