Nationwide trends in hospitalization and surgical treatment of congenital and infantile cataract among italian children 4 years and younger.

PURPOSE To determine the number of patients 4 years and younger who were hospitalized and operated on for congenital or infantile cataracts in Italy from 1999 through 2004. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of the Ministry of Health database on hospital admissions in Italy from 1999 through 2004. RESULTS In patients younger than 1 year, the… CONTINUE READING