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Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Ophthalmology 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 4 weeks and 7 months who were treated for cataracts for five years.