It is said that at least one in 250 children will end up with cataract formation before birth or during early childhood. A cataract is born from an excess protein layer that coats the lens of the eye and gives rise to symptoms like blurry vision, near sightedness, difficulties in colour recognition and double vision.
HOW IS CATARACTS IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
Early detection and diagnosis of cataract in children will help restore vision and enable normal growth. Ophthalmologists may detect cataract in children during routine eye checkups. For more detailed analysis and confirmation of diagnosis, eye tests may be done by dilating the pupil.
HOW IS CATARACTS IN CHILDREN TREATED?
Treatment involves surgical removal of the cataract at the earliest.
DID YOU KNOW?
The child may not look at an object directly in case a cataract is present in the eye.