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Paediatric cataract surgery

At SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, cataracts are diagnosed and treated by ophthalmologists and surgeons who are experts in childhood cataracts, because their presentation and surgical management are different from adult cataracts.

We follow a protocol of aetiological screening depending on the type of cataract, and work closely with neuropaediatricians and specialists in metabolic disorders, since these diseases are the most common cause of this condition.

We are specialists in early cataract surgery in very young children (under 2 years of age). We use intraocular lenses and we track amblyopia caused by cataracts.