Cataract is an eye lens disorder that gradually
reduces the ‘sense of vision’. When for some reason the eye lens becomes less
transparent or cloudy, it leaves the eye ’s vision hazy or blurred.
Generally speaking, cataract develops with age, however many babies are born
with this disease as well. Such a condition is called congenital
Cataracts diagnosed in babies or children are known as Developmental or
In children, a cataract can affect one or both the
eyes. All such types of cataracts affecting children come under pediatric
cataracts - which fall in the operational domain of a dedicated
Following could be the symptoms or signs of cataract
among children; however, each child may present these symptoms differently;
which only a paediatric eye specialist will be able to interpret correctly.
The appearance of Cloudy
patches in the eye lens
Blurry or hazy vision
White pupil on flashlight
Colours appearing faded
Involuntary movements of
Halo or too bright
appearance of light sources
If a child is found having a congenital cataract in
both eyes -bilateral disorder, a genetic evaluation may be required to diagnose
any other associated health anomalies. At kids eye consult
seek to rule out all such risks well in anticipation to prevent any impending
illness. If a child develops this after birth, it is called Acquired
Here is a possible set of the cause in such cases.
Eye injury /Trauma
Extended Steroid use
Side effects of other eye
diseases like Glaucoma
Childhood diseases, such as
juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Long Exposure to Radiation
German measles or Rubella
Metabolic diseases and
chromosomal abnormalities like Downs syndrome
Unlike older people, detecting signs of the cataract is relatively difficult
among children. Hence, it is always advisable to get your child
medically examined annually from a qualified paediatric eye consultant.
At kids eye consult, we have a particular unit for paediatric cataract
Our ophthalmic care unit will make an appropriate
determination of the cause and the type of cataract of your patient using most
modern diagnostic machines.
Eyeglasses, Contact lenses and IOL surgical implants.
Children with cataract need highly special ophthalmic care
medical attention. Kids eye consult
has particular expertise to
treat young patients with cataract. We have modified equipment, and customised
patient care suites meant only for child patients. Such patients are referred to
us from all the neighbouring states of north India.
We have treated thousands of babies and removed cataract to restore their
correct vision. We use technology, modern surgical tools and
computer-aided diagnostic apparatus to operate upon rather un-friendly child
Our surgeons have earned distinct appreciation among the ophthalmic community
for our record and performance in treating young paediatric eye patients. We use
the best-in-class lens for IOL
procedures that last through the
adulthood of children. Our specialist paediatric surgeons have
successfully implanted intraocular lenses in babies not older than few weeks.
Visual rehabilitation is of paramount importance to realise the best
possible VISION potential
in your child. In order to determine what
best suits your child , a pediatric Ophthalmologist is specially trained to
guide you appropriately in the preoperative and postoperative period.
Your trust in our services is our best reward @Kidseyeconsult.com