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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lindsay, RG; Chi, JT

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 14

PubMed ID

  • 20070735

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1444-0938

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2009.00447.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States