The management of monocular infantile cataract is one of the most time-consuming medical tasks that infants' parents and ophthalmologists undertake. Surgical care is only the first step. Associated management issues create a life-long relationship for the child with ophthalmology. Problems that these families encounter include a frequently changing refractive error, amblyopia, glaucoma, lost contact lenses, corneal abrasion/erosion, strabismus, and time and expenses associated with frequent office visits and optical correction replacement.
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