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Simultaneous surgery for bilateral congenital cataracts.
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PMID:  2109055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In about one third of patients congenital cataracts are bilateral. If the cataracts are dense, and the patient an infant, bilateral simultaneous cataract removal reduces anesthetic risk, hospital stay, and cost and allows earlier optical correction. This study represents a retrospective survey of 32 eyes (16 cases) with simultaneous surgery for bilateral congenital cataracts. Bilateral simultaneous surgery can be performed to avoid a second general anesthesia in infants who have bilateral dense congenital cataracts.
S Guo; L B Nelson; J Calhoun; A Levin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0191-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:    1990 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-15     Completed Date:  1990-05-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-5; discussion 26-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wills Eye Hospital, Pediatric Ophthalmology Service, Philadelphia, Pa 19107.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics / adverse effects
Cataract / congenital*
Cataract Extraction* / economics
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Infant, Newborn
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
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