Pediatric Cataract Service | Research and Innovation

Boston Children's Hospital's Ophthalmology Department is part of a multi-eye center study to determine how best to treat infants once the cataract is removed with the goal of attaining normal vision: contact lenses or surgical placement of a plastic lens called intraocular lens. The Infant Aphakia Treatment Study aims to determine which of these two methods is the best method to focus a baby's eyes following cataract surgery. The study will follow infants between the ages of four weeks and seven months who were treated for cataracts for five years.