Contact lens management of infantile aphakia.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
The visual outcomes for infants 18 months or younger with cataracts have improved dramatically over the past couple of decades. Earlier detection of infantile cataract and prompt surgical removal-with subsequent visual rehabilitation with contact lenses-mean that these patients now have a much better visual prognosis. Advances in contact lens technology have led to a significantly higher success rate with contact lenses and this has been a major factor in improving the visual outcomes for aphakic infants. This review outlines the contact lens management of infantile cataract, including a detailed analysis of the various contact lens options available and a discussion regarding the important factors that can cause issues with contact lens wear and affect the overall visual rehabilitation of the infant.
- Lindsay, RG; Chi, JT
- January 2010
Volume / Issue
- 93 / 1
Start / End Page
- 3 - 14
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States