Family History Plays Vital Role in Post Operative Cataract Surgery

<b>Eye</b>-CareA new study done by Dr. Kuhli-Hattenbach and colleagues at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany reveals that family history plays a vital role in the success of pediatric cataract surgery.

Study was done involving 65 eyes of 43 children of age 18 months and younger who underwent unilateral or bilateral congenital cataract surgery without IOL implantation between Aug. 1, 1996, and June 30, 2006. Then limbal approach bimanual lens aspiration, posterior capsulorrhexis and anterior vitrectomy was performed by one surgeon in the eyes of those patients.

They found that the patients having aphakic glaucoma, nuclear cataract and persistent fetal vasculature syndrome in their family history developed postoperative complications. The most common postoperative complications were late onset open angle glaucoma (10.8%), vitreous hemorrhage(10.8%). Then comes secondary cataract formation.

Thus concluding that to make the cataract surgery successful the family history of the pediatric patients undergoing the surgery should be considered.

Source: OSN Super Site

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