Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Dergisi 2014 , Vol 57 , Num 2
A three-month-old infant with cataract diagnosed through red reflex test
*Şükrü Çekiç1, M. Cihan Balcı2, Esra Devecioğlu2, Gülbin Gökçay3, Gülden Gökçay3
İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi 1Pediatri Araştırma Görevlisi, 2Pediatri Uzmanı, 3Pediatri Profesörü *İletişim: esradevecioglu@gmail.com Cataract is a major preventable cause of childhood visual impairment and blindness worldwide. Good visual outcomes may be achieved with early surgical intervention, in conjunction with appropriate optical correction and aggressive occlusion therapy. Red reflex is an easy, simple, cheap, and valuable screening test for early detection of vision abnormalities such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinoblastoma, retinal abnormalities, systemic diseases with ocular manifestations, and high refractive errors. Most cataracts are congenital, but some cataracts may not be manifest at birth. A positive red reflex at the beginning of life can become negative, so red reflex test should be performed regularly during the first two years of life. In this article, we present an infant diagnosed as galactokinase enzyme deficiency in the third month of life with positive red reflex test. Anahtar Kelimeler : infantil katarakt, kırmızı yansıma testi, galaktozemi, tarama, sağlam çocuk izlemi.
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