When babies are born with cataracts (called congenital cataracts) they can have huge, lifelong effects on the baby's vision. Dr. Piccione will remove these cataracts before the baby is six weeks old in the hopes that the baby will achieve "normal vision."
Pediatric cataract surgery, whether congenital or acquired, takes special skill of the doctor. The procedure involves removing the cloudy lens material with microscopic equipment in an outpatient setting. An artificial lens will usually be placed into the eye around 5 years of age as a second procedure. Dr. Piccione is the ophthalmologist you can trust to correct your child's vision through surgery and post-operative treatment.
Medical Treatment for Nearsightedness
Atropine 0.01% is a treatment for children that slows progression of myopia, or nearsightedness. Children receive one drop in each eye at bedtime for two years. Request an appoinment today to talk to our doctors about Atropine 0.01%.