Myopic shift after cataract removal in childhood.

  title={Myopic shift after cataract removal in childhood.},
  author={SCOTT K. MCCLATCHEY and Marshall M. Parks},
  journal={Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus},
  volume={34 2},
BACKGROUND Children who have had cataract removal tend to have decreasing hyperopia (myopic shift) as they grow older. We wondered if the rate of myopic shift could be determined by age at surgery, cataract type, glaucoma, or other factors. METHODS We studied 156 aphakic eyes of children who had cataract surgery before age 10 and documented refractions for more than 3 years. Refraction was corrected with contact lenses and spectacles; glaucoma was managed with medicine and surgery. Stepwise… CONTINUE READING

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