The Corneal Endothelium in Children after Congenital Cataract Surgery—A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Operative Results


Three months after surgery, the research group showed significantly statistical improvement in visual acuity, a statistically significant decrease in corneal endothelial cell density, a statistically significant increase in the percentage of 5 and 8 sided cells and a statistically significant decrease in the percentage of six sided cells. Central corneal thickness and the percentage of 4 and 7 and more than 8 sided did not change in a statistically significant way. Comparing the test group and control group, no statistically significant differences were detected in the examined parameters. The present study also shows that the cornea in the eyes with congenital cataract does not show statistically significant changes in the density and the morphology of the corneal endothelial cells and the thickness of the cornea and in terms of corneal thickness in comparison to the corneas of healthy eyes. Although in corneas undergoing cataract occurs statistically significant changes, the influence of the cornea does not affect the improvement in visual acuity which was also demonstrated in this study.

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Porwik, E. , Filipek, E. and Formińska-Kapuścik, M. (2015) The Corneal Endothelium in Children after Congenital Cataract Surgery—A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Operative Results. Open Journal of Ophthalmology, 5, 65-73. doi: 10.4236/ojoph.2015.52011.

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