Many children experience signs and/or symptoms of inflammation after cataract surgery. If left untreated, inflammation generally resolves within 2 to 4 weeks after surgery; however, inflammation can lead to complications without treatment. Doctors commonly use drugs, called corticosteroids, that are like the study product to reduce inflammation and the pain and discomfort it causes following cataract surgery. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of DEXTENZA® to a drug already on the market (prednisolone acetate suspension) in treating the inflammation in the eye after cataract surgery. DEXTENZA® is an insertion and prednisolone acetate suspension is delivered as an eye drop. It is believed that DEXTENZA® may provide potential benefits because it requires only a single application by the physician at the time of cataract surgery. Eye drops are typically applied several times a day for several weeks.
We propose a prospective observational analysis of near visual acuity and stereopsis in pseudophakic children. Visual acuity analysis will be standardized based on age per PEDIG protocols. Results will be stratified by age and by monocular versus binocular surgery. Children will be assessed in their appropriate corrective lenses to control for myopia as a confounding factor. Refractive error will be measured to optimize visual acuity measurement and assess for the potential role of astigmatism in preservation of near visual function.