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Purpose: To investigate the epidemiology ofstrabismus in cases of pediatric cataracts. To assess visual outcome following orthoptic treatment foramblyopia in cases of cataracts in the pediatric age group. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study. We investigated aconsecutive series of pediatric patients with congenital, developing, ortraumatic cataracts who underwent surgery between January 1999 and April 2012at our center. Patientdemographics, cataract type, presenting symptoms, surgical intervention,postoperative visual acuity, and follow-up refractive changes were recorded. Results: In total,1331 eyes of 1043 children were included:unilateral cataracts were present in 785 59% eyes. There were 605 45.5% traumatic and 726 54.5% non-traumatic cases.Ages at surgery ranged from 1 to 215 months. All eyes were examined for ocular alignment; 66 5% were found to manifeststrabismus. Deviation was significantly associated with age at intervention p < 0.001, sensory nystagmus p < 0.001, and etiology of cataractsp



Autor: Shreya M. Shah, Mehul A. Shah, Pramod R. Upadhyay, Geetopam B. Bardoloi, Drashti Netralaya

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