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American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2013, 1(2), 21-23
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-1-2-1
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Do Amblyopic Eye First, Wait and Do Second Eye Cataract Surgery for Isoametropia, Accomodative Esotropic Amblyopia and Congenital Cataract Case

Goktug Demirci, , Gokhan Gulkilik, Mustafa Özsütçü, Banu Arslan and Mustafa Eliaçık

Pub. Date: April 07, 2013

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Goktug Demirci, Gokhan Gulkilik, Mustafa Özsütçü, Banu Arslan and Mustafa Eliaçık. Do Amblyopic Eye First, Wait and Do Second Eye Cataract Surgery for Isoametropia, Accomodative Esotropic Amblyopia and Congenital Cataract Case. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2013; 1(2):21-23. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-1-2-1


To review a case with isoametropic, accomodative esotropic amblyopia and congenital posterior polar cataract. A 12 years old child with visual acuities 2/10 - 7/10, refractive error +9,00/ +7,00 and congenital cataract was observed previously for 5 years until the visual acuity of the right eye dropped 2 lines due to cataract in the more amblyopic eye. At first more amblyopic eye was operated and then we waited for 1 month to see how the amblyopic eye gains visual acuity. As the visual acuities become the same as 0,7/0,7 other eye was operated. Do amblyopic eye first, wait and do second eye surgery was very successful in our patient. Vısual acuities are 0,7/0,7 and there is no accomodative esotropia. Conclusion: If there is a challenging case with congenital cataract, isoametropic amblyopia and accomodative esotropia together, performing cataract surgery to the amblyopic eye first and postponing the surgery of second eye for the regression of amblyopia could be a choice in this kind of patients.

esotropia congenital cataract accommodation strabismus

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