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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
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2002, Volume IX Issue I
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2002 Volume IX, Issue 1 In this issue: Insight Into Children's Glaucoma & Cataracts: Glaucoma Implant Surgery Pediatric Cataracts-Post-Surgical Eyewear Options Reverse amblyopia Pharmacy Corner: Propine World View: Medical Ministry International ...
02 Sep, 2017
Nails, Skin and Cornea
Question My son, now 20, was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at the age of 4. His pressure has never been higher than 18 and has been stable since he was first diagnosed. He has had laser surgery a few times. His corneas have turned milky white and his sight has declined drastically due to...
27 Aug, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Spring 2016 Volume XX Issue 1
MORINformation Newsletter - Spring 2016 Volume XX, Issue 1 In this issue: Family Story - Lois Harshman Aniridia What is Genetic Testing? Dr. David S. Walton Eye on Medical Literature: Quality of life of caregivers of children with congenital glaucoma Eye on Medical Literature: Comparison...
27 Aug, 2017
Peter's Anomaly
Question My 70 days old son is affected with peter's anomaly right from his birth. Is corneal transplant the only solution or it may cure by medicine. Please help us. Answer Peters anomaly is a very generic term for congenital corneal opacity. It Sounds from your post that it is...
27 Aug, 2017
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
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
Risk of Glaucoma After Surgery
Question My grand daughter has a unilateral congenital cataract. She is nine years old, we started patching the normal eye at six months of age...her ophthalmologist at Seattle children's hospital recommended patching only and not surgery. In the past year the family has noticed significant...
14 Aug, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2004, Volume XI Issue II
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2004 Volume XI, Issue 2 In this issue: The Pediatric Glaucoma Patient Grows Up Ask the Doctor Patching Research: What's new in patching? Visual Impairment in School Life: Life in High School Informed Consent: What should I ask my doctor? Protective...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2002, Volume IX Issue II
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2002 Volume IX, Issue 2 In this issue: Insight into Children's Glaucoma & Cataracts: Strabismus and Amblyopia Visual Impairment in School Life: Supporting Students Who are Visually Impaired in the School System. Assessing the Needs of Your Child ...
02 Sep, 2017
Cataracts need surgery?
Question My is three and a half month old have a small cataract in her left eye. Can you please tell me what's going to done with her eye this is my first time going threw this and I have three other kids that didn't have this problem can you please help me on more about it thank you. Answer ...
27 Aug, 2017
Anterior Polar Cataracts
Question My 15 month child was born with tiny dots in her eye, diagnosed at 4month with anterior polar cataracts. One is insignificant in size, the other has gotten larger. She can function with 4h a day patch on the good eye just fine. We're faced with the decision for surgery, not sure how...
10 Mar, 2018
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
Pediatric Cataract Surgery
Question Hi there, thank you for your site it is very informative. My 6-year old daughter was just diagnosed with a cataract in her left eye after a routine eye exam. We do not know if it is relatively recent or congenital since this was her first formal eye exam and we had no idea that she had...
14 Aug, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2003, Volume X Issue II
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2003 Volume X, Issue 2 In this issue: Insight into Children's Glaucoma & Cataracts - The Red Reflex Development in Visually Handicapped Children Practical Pearls of Contact Lenses for Parents Visual Impairment in School Life: Physical Education and...
02 Sep, 2017
Discomfort after surgery
Question My daughter was diagnosed with a congenital cataract at three days old and will have surgery in the next few weeks to remove it. I'm wondering about post-op pain or discomfort. Will there be any? What can we do to relieve it? Answer Pain is usually very minimal after...
29 Aug, 2017
Does Surgeon Have Enough Experience?
Question My 12 year old son was recently diagnosed with glaucoma during a routine eye exam. His pressure has been up in both eyes. He's had a shunt put in his left eye. He's on the drops Dorzolamide HCI-Timolol Maleate, both eyes 2 X's a day; Brimonidine Tartrate, both eyes 2 X's a day, and...
15 Aug, 2017
Baby Eyeglasses for Glaucoma
Question My baby has bilateral glaucoma. She's had surgery in both eyes. Her eye socket is also very shallow and her eyes protrude. She is extremely light sensitivenegatively impacting her life and the life of the family! We are looking for a pair of eye glasses to block out light as well as...
14 Aug, 2017
Baerveldt - risks of secondary effects
Question My son was born with bilateral congenital cataracts at age 3 mo got lenses removed. After he turned 3 yrs old, he was diagnosed with glaucoma. The path since has been tortuous, with 4 surgeries in each eye involving for each: 2 trabeculectomies, 1 ECP and 1 Ahmed valve implant. The...
10 Mar, 2018
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2003, Volume X Issue I
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2003 Volume X, Issue 1 In this issue: Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous Galucoma Surgery in Children Visual Impairment in School Life - Classroom Accommodations Contact Lens Solutions and Care Systems Patching Panel: Does Patching Work? Recent...
02 Sep, 2017
Using Ketamine during examination
Question My wife seem to recall that the given reason for using Ketamine during exam under anesthesia for our 10 month old was to enable a more accurate interocular pressure reading and exam. We read on this site and have seen mention in studies that ketamine can actually raise interocular...
29 Aug, 2017
Elevated pressure a concern?
Question My 8 year old daughter just left the eye doctor and he said her pressures were slightly elevated to 22 & 24 and last year was also slightly elevated to 20 & 21. Do I need to be concerned? Answer The answer to your question is not a straightforward one, because...
29 Aug, 2017
Ahmed valve at age 4
Question I have a beautiful daughter with congenital glaucoma. She has diagnosed with CG since the age of 4 years old and has been operated trabeeculotomy twice at 5 and 10 years old. Now she is 13 yeas old. on routine examination pressure within the eyeball turns increased to 49, my...
27 Aug, 2017
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
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2008, Volume XV Issue 1
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2008 Volume XV, Issue 1 In this issue: Key Advances in Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Day in the Life: Ophthalmology Nurse Parents Perspective: How Do I Tell The Teacher What I Think My Child Needs? PGCFA-NYC Update Famous Role Models What Affect Is...
02 Sep, 2017