Reduced quality of life, functional vision seen in children after cataract surgery

Children who underwent congenital and developmental cataract surgery experienced a lower quality of life and reduced functional vision, and the effects were felt among parents as well, according to a study.
“Although treatments for congenital and developmental cataracts are highly successful, their effects on the [quality of life] and functional vision of postoperative children and their families are still significant,” Siyi Gu, of the Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry at Wenzhou Medical University in China, and colleagues wrote in Frontiers in Public Health.

Children who underwent congenital and developmental cataract surgery experienced a lower quality of life and reduced functional vision, and the effects were felt among parents as well, according to a study.
“Although treatments for congenital and developmental cataracts are highly successful, their effects on the [quality of life] and functional vision of postoperative children and their families are still significant,” Siyi Gu, of the Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry at Wenzhou Medical University in China, and colleagues wrote in Frontiers in Public Health.