Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

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Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology 

Pediatric Cataract in Uncontrolled Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Arif O. Khan, MD

Abstract

The Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology column is a 1-page photo essay showing encounters in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

Abstract

The Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology column is a 1-page photo essay showing encounters in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

A 10-Year-Old Boy with Poorly Controlled Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Complained of Decreasing Vision for Both Distance and near over the Previous Year. He Had No Family History for Juvenile Cataract and Was Taking No Medication Other than Insulin. Best-Corrected Visual Acuity Was 20/60 in Each Eye. Ophthalmic Examination Was Significant Bilaterally for Fine Punctate Opacities Throughout the Lens and Posterior Subcapsular Cataract. Both the Right (A) and Left (B) Eyes Are Shown.

Figure. A 10-Year-Old Boy with Poorly Controlled Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Complained of Decreasing Vision for Both Distance and near over the Previous Year. He Had No Family History for Juvenile Cataract and Was Taking No Medication Other than Insulin. Best-Corrected Visual Acuity Was 20/60 in Each Eye. Ophthalmic Examination Was Significant Bilaterally for Fine Punctate Opacities Throughout the Lens and Posterior Subcapsular Cataract. Both the Right (A) and Left (B) Eyes Are Shown.

References

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  2. Wilson ME Jr, Levin AV, Trivedi RH, et al. Cataract associated with type-1 diabetes mellitus in the pediatric population. J AAPOS. 2007;11:162–165. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2005.10.005 [CrossRef]

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