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document Viewing Solar Eclipse
Question I have a 10 yo son. Bilateral Congenital cataracts, Lensectomy at 2 months of age, Aphakia, Glaucoma controlled with Timolol Maleate & Latanoprost. He wants to participate in a program for viewing Solar Eclipse on Aug 21st, from his elementary school. I am very very nervous with...
14 Aug, 2017
document Glasses vs IOLs
Question We live in the Hershey PA area. My son was diagnosed with a unilateral cataract at 2 months old. He had the subsequent surgery and we began the trials with contacts and backup glasses. We tried several contacts and after no luck at 9 months old our doctor began to discuss an IOL...
14 Aug, 2017
document Crystal Line Lense
Question Hi my son was seen by an eye doctor and has been referred to the Childrens Hospital with Crystal Line Lense, is this the same as a Cataract? When doing research on google this is all that is coming up. Kind Regards Answer The Crystal Lens is a brand of intraocular lens implant...
14 Aug, 2017
document Anterior Polar Cataracts
Question My infant was born with bi-lateral anterior polar cataracts, the ophthalmologist has indicated that surgery will not be necessary because they are of similar size and location in each eye; probably the size of a . however, I'm concerned because they are dead-center in her pupils, it...
14 Aug, 2017
document Cataracts and Prematurity
Question My daughter is 3-1/2 years old and she was born 2-1/2 months early due to an antibody issue. She has astigmatism in both eyes, near-sightedness, and she has a posterior cataract on the left eye. She's been followed by the Childrens' Memorial Hospital (Chicago) pediatric opthamology...
15 Aug, 2017
document Bi-lateral Anterior Polar Cataracts
Question My infant was born with bi-lateral anterior polar cataracts, the ophthalmologist has indicated that surgery will not be necessary because they are of similar size and location in each eye; probably the size of a . however, I'm concerned because they are dead-center in her pupils, it...
26 Aug, 2017
document White Dot
Question We just took my six week old son to the docotor to ask about the white dot in his eye. We are being sent to a specialist to see if it could be a cataract. Does a spot in the eye always mean that the eye is not healthy? Could it be something else like discoloration? We are not sure...
27 Aug, 2017
document Patching May be Needed
Question My 2 month old baby was born with a small dot in the centre of her eye.it is visible with naked eye and is nearly a .5 mm dot. One doctor said its a non progressive , visually insignificant opacity at the anterior and that patching is not needed . Just want to know a second opinion...
28 Aug, 2017
document Cataracts hindering learning?
Question Hello, I am searching for answers. I take my son regularly to his eye surgeon and regular eye Dr. He was born with cataracts and we just recently found out they he has permanent nerve damage in his eyes. His cataracts are dead center and every time he has an eye exam the surgeon says...
28 Aug, 2017
document Twitching in other eye
Question My daughter, aged fourteen, has a congenital cataract in her left eye. Her right eye is now twitching significantly, and she has been noticing blurred vision and "floaters". Could this just be eye strain? Answer There is nothing about a cataract at birth in one eye that would...
29 Aug, 2017

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