Pediatric Cataract Service | Research and Innovation

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Contact the Department of Ophthalmology

  • 1-617-355-6401
  • International: +01-617-355-5209
  • Schedule An Appointment:
    Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am-6:00pm

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.


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