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Is early surgery for congenital cataract a risk factor for glaucoma?
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    Authors' reply to Rabbiah
    • Richard Cheong-Leen, Ophthalmologist
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      • Mandagere Vishwanath, Richard Cheong-Leen, David SI Taylor, Isabelle Russell-Eggitt and Jugnoo Rahi

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr Rabiah for his helpful comments. Unfortunately Dr Rabiah's article [1] appeared in print after we have already submitted our paper for publication.

    We designed this study principally to look at the influence of cataract surgery during the first month of life on the risk of subsequent glaucoma, rather than to compare the risk of glaucoma with surgery carried out before and after the f...

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    Congenital cataract surgery and glaucoma risk.

    Dear Editor

    A recent report stated it might be prudent to delay paediatric cataract surgery, at least for bilateral cases, until 4 weeks of age to lower the risk of later glaucoma,[1] and this suggestion was fully supported in an accompanying editorial [2]. Such a suggestion that could have an impact on the practice patterns of ophthalmologists and consequently the care of children with cataract should have stron...

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