Congenital Anterior Polar Cataract: A Review of 63 Cases
amblyopia; anterior polar cataract; cataract; congenital cataract
Sixty-three patients with congenital anterior polar cataracts seen over a period of 15 years at The Children's Hospital, Boston, were reviewed to determine their clinical course and visual outcome. Over one-third of the patients were found to have strabismus, refractive anisometropia, or some form of amblyopia. Seven other patients had additional ocular pathology which affected their visual prognosis. One patient manifested progressive lens opacification that eventually warranted cataract surgery. These findings suggest a less benign prognosis for congenital anterior polar cataracts than has generally been described. In our series early ophthalmological examination did not always allow us to forecast later visual disability. We therefore recommend regular follow-up of all children with anterior polar cataracts until a secure assessment of vision can be made. © 1984, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Inc. All rights reserved.
Jaafar, M., & Robb, R. (1984). Congenital Anterior Polar Cataract: A Review of 63 Cases. Ophthalmology, 91 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0161-6420(84)34297-X