Cataracts can be seen in some children from a very young age and sometimes since birth. Other important reason for cataract in kids is trauma. Since the eye having cataract is deprived of vision, normal visual development is hampered. Hence cataracts in childhood have to be operated early; if there is a long delay, then the final visual outcome may not be good and the eye becomes lazy (amblyopic). Unlike in adults, after cataract surgery in kids, additional measures like patching are required to improve the vision.