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Child suffering from cataract, advised for surgery. What to do?

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Sir my son suffering from Cataract(Motia bind),, he is 13 years old as per Doctors it is by birth, but we came to know when he was 8 years, now doctors are telling for the operation, is it good to operate now at this age or we have to wait ? i am scared
Posted Tue, 8 Oct 2013 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Mihir Shah 12 minutes later
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Surgery is needed.

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Thank you for the query.

Your son needs the surgery now. If he does not undergo the surgery, the eye will become amblyopic (weak). The earlier the surgery is done the better will be the result.

If your son cooperates, doctors can do the surgery under local anaesthesia.

Dr.Mihir Shah
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