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My 5.5 years old nephew has cataract. Is it to early to operate?

My nephew Ibrahim is 5.5 years old,he was diagnosed for cateract in the area of his vision
My nephew Ibrahim is 5.5 years old,he was diagnosed for cateract in the area of his vision its almost 4.5 in that eye and 1.5 in the other,and dr's are telling that it has to be operated before he is 6 six it will help his brain to adjust better.They are saying they will put some lens also inside. Is he to operated early, And lens putting is better. What about chances of recurrence in future.
Thu, 8 Sep 2011
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Cataract which occurs in infants are best treated early. Placing an IOL is advisable, otherwise the child will have to use contact lenses. Cataract once treated cannot recurr, but a large percentage of children who have undergone cataract surgery will have growth of a membrane behind the IOL. This can be treated if necessary either by a laser or by a surgical procedure.
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the chid is to be operated early with a lens put in the eye and in congenital cataracts it is preferred to operate both eyes either simultaneously or within a short period of time otherwise the eye operated late will develop less vision
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ITS IS BETTER TO GET OPERATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE ONCE YOU CROSS AGE OF 6-7 YEAR THEN CHANCE OF DEVELOPING LAZY EYE OR AMBLYOPIA IS THERE.YOUR COUSIN HAS TO GO FOR BOTH EYE CATARACT REMOVAL WITH GOOD IOL LIKE ACRYLIC LENS IMPLANTATION.USUALLY IF SURGERY IS DONE BY PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGIST RESULTS ARE GOOD AND THERE IS NO AFTER CATARACT,BUTSOMETIME THEY HAVE TO GO FOR SMALL LASER PROCEDURE FOR AFTER CATARACT OR SURGERY

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