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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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BURGOS-ELIAS, Verónica Y et al. Traumatic cataract surgery in pediatric patients: Experience in a site. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.3, pp.216-128. ISSN 0325-0075.

Ocular trauma is a significant problem worldwide. The obj ective of this study was to determine the characteristics of patients younger than 14 years who underwent traumatic cataract surgery at the Unit of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuro-Ophthalmology "Dra. Ana María Illescas Putzeys" of Hospital de Ojos y Oídos "Dr. Rodolfo Robles V." A retrospective, descriptive, and observational study was carried out to review the medical records of patients who underwent cataract surgery between 2010 and 2015. A total of 54 children underwent traumatic cataract surgery; 75% were boys; 68% were in the 6-11-year-old age range. Blunt force trauma was observed in 57.4%. A visual acuity of 20/70 or better was achieved by 68.2% of patients.

Keywords : Cataracts; Pediatrics; Trauma; Surgery; Amblyopia.

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