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Bothun et al (p. 1227) have found that intraocular lens (IOL) placement in infants aged 1 month to 6 months does not prevent the early development of strabismus following congenital cataract surgery. However, strabismus is less likely to develop in infants whose cataract is removed at an earlier age. The authors conducted a secondary outcome analysis involving patients from the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study, a randomized clinical trial comparing aphakia treatment with a primary IOL or contact lens after cataract surgery in 114 infants with a unilateral congenital cataract. The (Read more...)

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