Congenital cataract surgery | 53580
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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Congenital cataract surgery

International Conference and Expo on Cataract and Optometrists Meeting

August 04-05, 2016 Manchester, UK

Michael O Keeffe

Mater Private Hospital, Republic of Ireland

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol

Abstract :

We discuss indications, techniques, complications and longer term outcomes. Complications and outcomes of pediatric cataracts pose a particular difficulty with guarded visual prognosis. Surgical techniques and advanced pharmacology have improved the visual prognosis. Issues such as intraocular lenses, indications and timing are still an issue. Glaucoma is increasingly highlighted as a major complication resulting in a poor prognosis.

Biography :

Michael O’Keeffe is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Children’s University Hospital and the Mater Misercordiae Hospital Dublin. He is the Newman Clinical Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at University College Dublin. His special interests include congenital cataract, ROP and Refractive Surgery. He is a book and chapter editor and has published over one hundred and fifty peer review papers. He was awarded the Claud Worth Medal for his contribution to Pediatric Ophthalmology in 2004 by the British Child Health Foundation. In 2008 he was awarded the Eustace Medal for his research and contribution to Ophthalmology.