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Pediatric ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems in children. A pediatric ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has completed specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems in children.

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Types of Pediatric Ophthalmology Disease

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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

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Strabismus / Squint

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Refractive Errors

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Congenital Cataracts

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Retinopathy of prematurity

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Ptosis

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Pediatric Glaucoma

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Retinoblastoma

Symptoms of Pediatric Ophthalmology Disease

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Redness

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Erythema

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Induration

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Tenderness

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Opacity

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Tears Obstruction

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Treatments

Restore your vision & restore your life with the most modern Pediatric Ophthalmology & Squint management options available today.

  • Glasses

If your child has a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, glasses may be prescribed to correct their vision.

  • Contact Lenses

Contact lenses may be recommended for some children with refractive errors or other eye conditions.

  • Patching

Patching is a treatment for amblyopia that involves covering the stronger eye with a patch, which forces the weaker eye to work harder and strengthen the connection to the brain.

  • Surgery

Surgery may be necessary for some conditions such as strabismus, congenital cataracts, ptosis, and retinoblastoma. Pediatric ophthalmologists use special techniques and equipment to ensure the best possible outcomes for their young patients.

  • Medication

Some conditions such as pediatric glaucoma may be treated with medication to lower the pressure inside the eye.

  • Vision Therapy

Vision therapy involves a series of exercises and activities designed to improve the connection between the eyes and the brain, and may be recommended for some children with certain eye conditions.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A: A squint, also known as strabismus, is a condition in which the eyes do not align properly and point in different directions. One eye may turn inward, outward, upward, or downward while the other eye maintains a straight gaze. It can occur constantly or intermittently.

A: There are various causes of squint. It can be due to a muscle imbalance that affects the movement of the eyes, problems with the control or coordination of eye movements, or issues with the brain's interpretation of visual information. Some common factors that contribute to squint include genetics, refractive errors (such as nearsightedness or farsightedness), nerve abnormalities, eye muscle weakness, or certain medical conditions.

A: Yes, squint can be treated. The treatment options depend on the underlying cause, the severity of the squint, and the age of the individual. Treatment may include eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct any refractive errors, patching the stronger eye to encourage the weaker eye to strengthen, vision therapy exercises to improve eye coordination, or surgical intervention to adjust the position of the eye muscles.

A: In some cases, squint can be corrected without surgery. Non-surgical interventions may include the use of corrective lenses to address refractive errors, vision therapy exercises to improve eye coordination and strengthen eye muscles, or the use of prisms in glasses to align the eyes. However, if the squint is severe or if non-surgical methods do not yield satisfactory results, surgery may be recommended.

A: Squint can be treated at any age, but the timing of treatment may vary depending on the individual and the specific circumstances. In some cases, treatment may begin during infancy or early childhood to prevent vision problems and encourage proper visual development. However, squint can also be treated in older children and adults. It is recommended to consult with an eye care professional who can assess the situation and recommend the appropriate treatment plan.

A: In some cases, squint can recur after treatment, especially if the underlying cause is not fully addressed or if there are other contributing factors. Regular follow-up visits with an eye care professional are important to monitor the condition and make adjustments to the treatment plan if necessary.