The road to recovery can be long and winding. Your baby or child might need occlusion therapy (patching), and many check-ups with many doctors. They will need to check that the IOL or contact lenses are sitting and fitting properly and working, that no further problems have arisen and the general health and wellbeing of the child and their eye. Eye health, tracking and refraction need to be monitored regularly. We were at the hospital every day for a week, then once a week for a month and then every 3 months for about two years. Then we were on 6 monthly visits which we are still on 10 years later.
Surgery for cataracts is just the beginning. If you want more info on cataracts and patching see some of my other blogs or read about our personal journey. But remember, every congenital cataract story is different so you just have to follow your own path and go with the medical advice you are given.
If you’d like to know more about Dane’s story, just head here.