Pediatric cataracts cause cloudiness or opacity (whiteness) in the normally clear lens of a child’s eye and it can affect the entire lens, or a very small portion. Nemours' pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in diagnosing pediatric cataracts in children and babies (even while still in the womb), and performing advanced pediatric cataract surgery when necessary.
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600
- photo ID
- medical and pharmacy insurance cards
- preferred pharmacy name and phone number
- names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
- guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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- Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
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Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
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Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists at Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Fleming Island, Fla. are experienced eye surgeons and are highly skilled in performing pediatric cataract surgeries in infants and children.
Following pediatric cataract removal surgery, our team will work to restore and improve your child’s eye focus through the use of intraocular lenses placed during the surgery, or contact lenses and glasses designed specifically to help focus light rays and correct vision in infants and young children.
Eye patching is also required in many cases of children who have undergone pediatric cataract surgery.
Our Pediatric Partnership With Wolfson Children’s Hospital
A unique relationship with Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville allows our Nemours eye specialists to provide pediatric eye consultation in the Emergency Department for acute pediatric eye problems or injuries, and in the hospital or outpatient surgery center for other sometimes complex eye cases, such as pediatric cataract surgery or tumors.
During any pediatric cataract surgery procedure, or any eye procedure requiring anesthesia, our Nemours pediatric anesthesiologists are right there with your child to make decisions on the best types of anesthesia medicine to make sure your child is comfortable.
At Nemours, we recognize the importance of the family in the care and healing process. We understand that no one knows your child better than you do — and that you’re one of the most important members of your child’s care team. That’s why we make every effort to include you in the process and to create a close relationship built on mutual respect, collaboration and education.
To ensure everyone is on the same page (including your primary care provider or pediatrician) your entire medical care team has access to our award-winning electronic health record system that keeps track of every visit, every test result and every procedure at Nemours.
And you can access select parts of your child’s health record through MyNemours, our secure portal that allows you to interact with your care providers and request prescription refills online, anytime.