What about Cataract in children?

What about Cataract in children?

In this video, Dr. Suma Ganesh, Head of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi. Cataract can occur in children also. During the antenatal checkup, it is important to do TORCH titre test of the mother. If it is not done, then the baby may be born with rubella cataract or cytomegalovirus induced cataract. She will also talk about the line of treatment when the cataract is been diagnosed. The pediatrician should refer directly to ophthalmologist. If the cataract is central and larger, it needs to be operated as early as six weeks of age. After the surgery, these children are supposed to be followed till the age of 8-10 years to rule out other eye abnormalities.

Dr. Suma Ganesh

Dr. Suma Ganesh is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Darya Ganj, Delhi and has an experience of 25 years in this field. Dr. Suma Ganesh practices at Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital in Darya Ganj, Delhi. She completed MBBS from University Of Bombay in 1991, DNB - Ophthalmology from National Board Of Examination in 1994 and MS - Ophthalmology from University Of Bombay in 1994.

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