Surgery: Cataract Surgery in a Young Child: Vitrector Technique

This video demonstrates a cataract surgery in a 5-year-old girl with congenital cataract. A vitrector is used for anterior capsulotomy and lens aspiration followed by IOL placement in the capsular bag. Her younger sibling was operated for a similar kind of cataract with the addition of a primary posterior capsulotomy and you can watch that … Read more

Lecture: Live Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Case Discussion Part I

Dr. Daniel Neely presents 4 real patient cases in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus that have been submitted on Cybersight Consult. The examination, diagnosis and treatment of each case are also covered. Lecturer: Dr. Daniel Neely, Indiana University Transcript (To translate please select your language to the right of this page) DR NEELY: I’m Dr. Daniel … Read more

Lecture: Pediatric Cataract and Management

Objectives of this presentation are: Overview of diagnosis and management Appreciate impact on parents and family of diagnosis of cataract Understand timing of surgical intervention Understand whether to implant lens or leave aphakic Understand complications of surgery and long term follow up needs Lecturer: Dr. Gillian Adams, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London Transcript (To translate please … Read more

Lecture: Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness and Optic Nerve Head Parameters

In order to enhance diagnostic OCT information for pediatric glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and retinal disorders, a comparison with population-derived normative data is needed to identify deviations from the normal range. The meta-analysis of studies on normative data of RNFL thickness and optic nerve head parameters and interocular asymmetry and variations in these parameters are emphasized in … Read more

A Family Guide to Childhood Glaucoma and Cataracts

Download A Family Guide to Childhood Glaucoma and Cataracts Written by Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FAAP, FAAO, FRCSC with Christopher M. Fecarotta, MD Edited by Sharon F. Freedman, MD, Andrea Osborn, and Ian Hubling Copyright © 2014 Alex V. Levin

Cataracts in Childhood

Appropriate management of the pediatric cataract patient presents the ophthalmic surgeon with a unique set of challenges. The entire process, from diagnosis and evaluation to surgical intervention and postoperative care, is significantly different from that of the typical adult cataract patient. This is highlighted by the need for close follow up and support, both by … Read more