What is Pediatric Cataract Surgery ?
A cataract is a condition where the eyes become more transparent and the vision becomes hazy or blurry. It is usually seen in older individuals due to age-related vision depletion but it can also be seen in children, as young as 4 weeks, due to congenital abnormalities. The condition can be identified by symptoms like cloudy patches in the eye, wobbling eyes, frequent squinting, and the child’s eyes pointing in different directions. The condition may be genetically inherited, due to developmental abnormalities, premature birth, chromosomal abnormality syndromes like Down’s syndrome, and/or infections like rubella and chickenpox during pregnancy of the mother.