• Morphology of pediatric cataract
• Visually insignificant cataract
• Hereditary cataract
• Metabolic cataract
• Persistent fetal vasculature
• Pre-existing posterior capsular defect
• Subluxated lens
• Traumatic cataract
• Uveitic and complicated cataract
• TORCH/ rubella cataract
• Anterior segment dysgenesis
• Cataract in buphthalmic eye
• Cataract associated with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
• Miscellaneous conditions with cataract (drug induced, radiation induced, albinism, aniridia)
• Role of investigative modalities in planning surgery
• Stepwise surgical treatment of pediatric cataract
• Visual axis opacification.
This book highlights various pediatric cataracts and their clinical presentations, along with a wealth of high-quality images collected over two decades. Offering a precise guide to illustrative interventions, it contains images collected pre-operatively, intra-operatively and post-operatively using slit lamp or microscope integrated cameras. The book covers congenital, developmental and traumatic cataracts, along with other rare morphologies. It presents selected challenging clinical situations, along with surgical management steps that draw on high-quality images.Separate chapters address recent advances in the field of pediatric cataracts, e.g. ultrasound biomicroscopy, lenticular abnormalities, intraoperative rhexis assistant, plasma blade/ diathermy, vascular cautery in cases of persistent fetal vasculature, operative room aberrometry, and optiwave refractive analysis. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for practicing general and pediatric ophthalmologists, researchers and students alike.
• Includes congenital, developmental and traumatic cataracts along with several variants
• Presents some unique cases of buphthalmous with cataract, persistent fetal vasculature and pre-existing persistent capsular defect
• Includes the management of difficult operative procedures in an illustrated format
• Covers recent advances in the field of pediatric cataracts
• Professor Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar is currently working as Professor at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He has more than 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience at AIIMS, with particular expertise in pediatric cataracts and complicated adult cataracts. He is a well published author with over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. Over the last decade Professor Khokhar has offered instruction courses on pediatric cataracts at various national and international conferences, e.g. for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) and American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). Professor Khokhar has designed special cannula – Khokhar’s capsular painting cannula – for phacoemulsification in white cataracts, and was a pioneer in using the plasma blade in persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) eyes. He has received many achievement awards from international bodies, including the APAO and AAO.
• Dr. Chirakshi Dhull is currently working as a Senior Resident in cataract and refractive surgery at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. A postgraduate from AIIMS, she has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters to her credit. She has presented papers at both national and international conferences, including the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC).