Congenital Cataract: A Concise Guide to Diagnosis and by Ian Christopher Lloyd, Scott R. Lambert

By Ian Christopher Lloyd, Scott R. Lambert

This publication goals to help ophthalmologists in offering the absolute best take care of teenagers with congenital cataracts. the complete sufferer pathway is roofed, from preoperative review via program of some of the surgical recommendations to postoperative care and administration of problems. one of the themes mentioned are new advancements in molecular genetics suitable to sufferer assessment, intraocular lens strength formulation, and the findings of the child Aphakia remedy research. The surgical part describes anterior capsulotomy, lensectomy, number of intraocular lens (IOL) energy, IOL implantation within the capsular bag, posterior capsulotomy recommendations, using secondary IOLs and iris-fixated IOLs in childrens, and surgical administration in constructing international locations. visible results after surgical procedure also are totally addressed, with chapters at the prevalence of strabismus, nystagmus, and bad stereopsis.

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2). 4) [49]. Here, phenotypic ambiguity, overlap and complexity can preclude disease recognition and diagnosis. Cataract morphology and location has traditionally been used to try to estimate the underlying mutated gene. However, there is no single cataract morphology associated with mutations in one specific gene. In fact, there are several reports of various cataract morphologies resulting from the same genetic mutation in different families (phenotypic heterogeneity), and contrarily- there are reports of the same morphology in association with different mutations in the same gene (locus heterogeneity) [50, 51].

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