Cataract in children

As corneal blindness is declining, as a result of socioeconomic development and specific control programmes for measles and vitamin A deficiency, cataract is now one of the commonest causes of avoidable blindness in children globally. However, surgery is more complex than in adults, and children often present late both of which can compromise the visual outcome of surgery.


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