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CONGENITAL CATARACTS (EYE CARE)
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CONGENITAL CATARACTS (EYE CARE)

Hi my nephew is turning 11 yrs soon has CONGENITAL CATARACTS on his eyes. He has 6/24 vision on both eyes and find dificulties in reading and writing. Is operation adviceable at this age and how much vision improve. Waiting for a positive response... Thanks....
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Unusual for congenital cataracts to present at this age.  Make sure he consults with a competent pediatric ophthalmologist before proceeding with surgery.  Usually if cataracts interfere with vision in a child, surgery is recommended but you have to make sure the decreased vision is due to cataracts and not amblyopia/lazy eye.

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