Research that supports the care of children with cataracts can be difficult to identify and assess.
Research findings can disagree on things like: the incidence of childhood cataract in Australia; the optimal timing for cataract removal and IOL implantation; and the likelihood of complications such as glaucoma occurring after cataract removal surgery. The UK's Childhood Cataract Network has a useful outline of the IOL debate.
Some useful research papers
Setting new research priorities
Cataract Kids Australia will advocate for high-quality research on cataracts in children, focusing on topics that families, clinicians and researchers identify as important. Please tell us about your research priorities - Contact us.
Events relevant to researchers as well as clinicians and families are listed here. Please let us know about forthcoming events we can list.
Relevant research projects and organisations