What is a cataract?

通常,婴儿出生在每只眼睛中的透明镜头。镜头将物体聚焦在视网膜上,它将物体带入焦点,使眼睛可以看出,而不是透明镜头,一些婴儿出生在乳白色透镜,这太混浊,无法聚焦在物体上。这种情况称为先天性白内障。不透明的镜片使光线通过到视网膜,因此无法看到图像和物体。

What are the causes?

遗传是婴儿早期白内障的常见原因。其他原因包括感染,炎症,药物反应。当母亲在怀孕时患有麻疹,ruebelles或其他感染时,孩子也可能出生在一个或两个眼睛中的白内障。您的眼科专业或家庭医生可能能够帮助您确定原因。

In rare cases, children develop cataracts in the first few years of their lives; this is normally due to trauma to the eye or cataracts initially being overlooked.

Symptoms may include:

  • 在眼睛的黑色部分(瞳孔)灰色或白色云节
  • "Red eye" missing in photos or the eyes appear different in photos
  • Rapid eye movements

How can it be treated?

新生儿婴儿的白内障应尽早解决,最好是在生命的前三个月内,因为受阻的视力可以防止其发展的重要阶段。留下未经处理的先天性白内障可能导致“懒惰的眼睛”或弱视。

The surgical procedure for cataracts in babies is much like it is for adults, involving the removal of the affected lens in the eye. Depending on your baby’s age and eye development, the surgeon may implant an intraocular lens to replace the original.

Following cataract surgery, your baby will need glasses or contact lenses to see before a permanent intraocular lens is implanted. It’s difficult for a baby to wear glasses on a daily basis, so many doctors choose contact lenses as a more practical solution for babies after cataract surgery.

Silsoft.Pediatric Patient Assistance Program

Your doctor may choose to useSilsoft.SuperPlus (Pediatric) contact lenses for aphakicwhich are designed for children who have had cataract surgery where an intraocular lens has not been implanted (aphakia). Some patients may qualify for theSilsoft.Pediatric Patient Assistance Program一个计划在联邦贫困水平或低于联邦贫困水平或低于或低于联邦贫困水平的家庭提供的计划。与您的眼科专业人员谈谈以确定您的家人是否有资格。

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