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    aajith posted:
    My son is 1.50 years old, he had a deeper cut in his left eyeball due to accidental hit of wire around 2 months ago, it was diagnosed as cataract and he was operated on to have an IOL fixed a month ago. Also, because of the cut, there is a scar almost in the middle of cornea. The doctor has advised for patching and as well to use glasses; Sph +3.50; Cyl -2.50; Axis 180. He is too small to understand the necessity of glasses, and takes off the glasses within no time as we put it on. I believe it may take a month or two to make him wear the glasses for a longer time. Would there be an impact on his vision due to the delay. Also, will the scar get reduced in size as he grows and what are the options available to get the removed.. Thanks in advance for advices / suggestions
     
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    the pediatric ophthalmologist is primary doctor in helping you devise a way for your son to use the injured eye so it does not get lazy and permanently lose vision. if the corneal scar is small, you will not likely consider a corneal transplant or the more aggressive approaches.

    this will likely involve patching the "good" eye. the sooner the child starts using the injured eye, the better.

    corneal scars tend to get somewhat better with time. this entire process will require a great deal of dedication and effort in order to exercise and improve the injured eye. but it can be done.


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