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Effect of unilateral paediatric cataract surgery on ocular growth and corneal flattening

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session 05: Cataract Surgery Outcomes / IOL Technology

Session Date/Time: Saturday 13/09/2014 | 15:00-17:00

Paper Time: 16:15

Venue: Pod 2 (Poster Village)

First Author: : R.Borghol Kassar SPAIN

Co Author(s): :    J. Menezo Rozalén   M. Harto Castaño           

Abstract Details


To study the effect of paediatric cataract surgery on ocular growth and corneal flattening


Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia-Spain


We conducted a cross-sectional study of 59 eyes operated for unilateral paediatric cataract with a median age at the time of diagnosis of 17 months (interquartile range, 5-39 months), and a median age at the time of cataract surgery of 28 months (interquartile range, 8-52 months), and a mean follow-up between cataract surgery and assessments of 149.7 +/- 69.9 months (range, 30-319 months). Axial length and corneal curvature were measured both in the operated and non-operated eyes, these values are compared with each other. Also we performed a subanalysis dividing the sample according to the visual acuity (VA) into two groups: patients with deep amblyopia (VA <0.1), and patients without deep amblyopia (VA≥ 0.1), and another subanalysis dividing the sample according to intervention age into three groups: intervention with age <12 months, between 12-30 months, and > 30 months.


Regarding axial length (P-Value= 0,327, t-student test) and corneal curvature (P-value = 0.078, t-student test), indicating no statistically significant differences for axial length growth or corneal flattening between operated and unoperated eyes, regarding 2 subanalysis, we find a statistically significant difference relative to the axial length only in the no deep amblyopia group (p -value 0.007, t-student test) with a minor axial length in the operated eyes compared to unoperated eyes.


No significant retardation or acceleration of axial growth, and no significant difference in corneal flattening in the operated eyes respect to non-operated eyes after unilateral paediatric cataract surgery.

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