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infant cataract

My sister noticed a tiny white dot in her four month old daughter and rushed her to the hospital. Later the baby was diagnosed with cataract. You can only see it on her right eye, but the doctor said she has it on both eyes.

He recommended nothing but a repeated eye exam with anesthesia on each visit (often).

By the way sister and her husband are currently overseas due to work, and they have un Indian pediatric for my nice.

They both are confused on what to do next. They think that the cataract has just begun and surgery may not be needed in the near future. But i think they need to bring the baby back to state and have it removed as soon as possible. Any advice?


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Asked by martha191 at 6:18 PM on Jan. 23, 2009 in Health

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  • is this recent? keep an eye on her. a cataract can develop from a head trauma. did she fall down recently?

    Answer by learae at 8:27 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • you are right, it has to be removed ASAP.
    my son just diagnosed with cataract in his right eye, and the doctor schedul the surgery in two weeks time.
    the surgery can be done as early as 2 weeks old.

    Answer by DingDing at 9:37 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

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