Contact lenses in Aphakic children | 53596
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Contact lenses in Aphakic children

International Conference and Expo on Cataract and Optometrists Meeting

August 04-05, 2016 Manchester, UK

Serena X Wang, Araceli Trueba Lawand, Ujwala S Saboo and Bruna Lana Ducca

UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol

Abstract :

Introduction: Primary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in very young children undergoing cataract surgery is still controversial. Contact lens (CL) use is the mainstay treatment of aphakia in this age group. Aim of the study: The purpose of our study is to evaluate the safety and tolerance of CL use in aphakic pediatric patients. Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of 88 patients â�?¤ 2 years old undergoing cataract extraction without IOL implantation performed between 2009 and 2015 at Childrenâ�?�?s Medical of Dallas. Results: Eighty-one patients qualified for the study. All had Silsoft CL placed in the postoperative period. Thirty- eight patients (76 eyes) underwent bilateral surgery while 42 patients had unilateral; 52% female and 48% male. The mean age at surgery was 3.54 mos�?±4.09mos (range 1-24mos). The time between surgeries in bilateral cases was 5.8 days�?±5.2 days (range 0-28 days). The mean changes in CL were 7.2�?± 6.5 (range 1-32). In all, 81 patients used 568 CL within the mean follow up period of 19.4 mos�?±14.5. The reasons for changes in CL were: lost CL (71.6%), change in power (18.3%), deposits (3.7%), and difficulty managing CL (6.3%). The rate of complications was low 0.08% (conjunctivitis, corneal edema, and corneal ulcer). Discussion: We note that the frequency of change in CL is mainly due to loss of contact lenses followed by change in power. The rate of CL related complication is low. Conclusion: Contact lenses are safe to use in Aphakic children; however frequent loss of contact lenses is the most common problem, it may affect the effectiveness of the vision rehabilitation.

Biography :

Serena X Wang joined the UT South-western faculty in November 2006, following a successful private practice in Dallas and Plano for the previous two years. She has trained extensively at UT South-western, completing her Ophthalmology internship and residency, as well as her Pediatric Ophthalmology and Corneal and External disease fellowships. She also has a strong research background in Pediatric Ophthalmology, especially in the treatment of pediatric cataracts. She completed a research fellowship at the Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina in 1995. Passionate in her care of pediatric ophthalmic patients, she is known for her caring approach. She specializes in the treatment of pediatric eye diseases with a special focus on pediatric cataracts and adult strabismus. She is currently seeing patients at Children’s Medical Center at Legacy and Children’s Medical Center Dallas.