Jack Has Congenital Cataracts in Both Eyes
Thanks to a timely vision screening by Jack's pediatrician, he is a happy and healthy child today.
When Jack went to see his pediatrician for his 2-month well-child checkup, Jack's red eye reflex was difficult to find during his vision screening. Jack's mom remembers, "We were sent immediately to the pediatric opthamologist, where we learned that Jack had developed congenital cataracts in both eyes." Surgery was scheduled immediately – waiting any longer could have compromised his brain's development and communication with the eye. The first surgery was 10 days after finding out, and the second surgery was 3 weeks after that. Jack is now aphakic – he has no lens in either eye. Until he is old enough to be measured for the correct prosthetic lens, he will have to wear glasses or contact lens. He is legally blind without them.