About our Work
Dense cataracts are surgically removed to allow children to develop normal vision. If possible, the natural lens is replaced by a lens implant (alternatively babies can wear a contact lens). However, despite best efforts, many do not develop normal vision. Problems such as amblyopia (reduced vision in one or both eyes), glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) and nystagmus (wobbling eyes) are common.
Supported by all consultants who look after these children and by scientists with expertise in imaging all parts of the eye in great detail, Dr Dahlmann-Noor, Dr Theodoru and their research teams will study the factors that affect the visual development for congenital cataracts, with the aim of identifying new targets to improve treatments.