Congenital cataracts

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Management of congenital cataracts

1. Important issues (see below for detailed discussion)

• Indications for cataract extraction

• Timing of surgery

• Aphakic correction

2. Factors that influence the decisions

• Cataract factors (type of cataract, severity of cataract, unilateral or bilateral cataract)

• Child factors (age of onset, associated systemic diseases)

• Parent factors (motivation of amblyopia correction)

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