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Pediatric Ophthalmology

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Pediatric ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that concentrates on treating the various eye problems affecting children. Studies show that a lot of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning issues in children can be attributed to vision problems.

 

When should a child go for an eye checkup?

  • Crossed eyes

  • Keeps the object close to his eyes

  • Not being able to see the blackboard at school

  • Things looking blurry or funny

  • Feeling an itching, burning or scratchy sensation in the eyes

  • Injury to the eye

  • One or both the parents wear glasses

 

What are common symptoms in kids with Eye Problems?

  • Physical symptoms include misalignment of the eye, a squint in one or both eyes.

  • Difficulty in reading or writing

  •  Lack of focus on visual activity

  • Headaches, redness in the eye, itchy and irritating eyes, watery eyes, and regular infections

  • Genetic disorders like one or both the parents wear glasses 

What are the treatment options for Paediatric Eye Problems?

  • Amblyopia Therapy

  • Squint Corrections

  • Lazy Eye Treatments

  • Refractive Errors Correction

  • Surgical Treatments for Congenital defects