Background: A review of pediatric cataract cases operated between January 2003 and March 2005 in the tribal belt of central India was carried out.
Aim: We present the profile of cataract cases in children <or=18 years and postoperative visual status in the eyes operated upon.
Settings and design: This was a retrospective medical record retrieval type of cohort study in a hospital setting.
Materials and methods: Pediatric ophthalmologists examined children and operated eyes with cataract. The personal profile, preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative details were noted. The surgical procedures included cataract extraction, intraocular lens implantation, posterior capsulorrhaxis and anterior vitrectomy in most of the cases. We evaluated the visual status of eyes with cataract before and 6 weeks after surgery.
Statistical analysis: We used univariate type of parametric type of statistical analysis.