PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Childrens can’t worry about eye issues because they don’t see from one or both eyes. The most common of the various eye disorders in children are refractive defects, squinting and amblyopia.

In contrast with adults who have a greater threshold for discomfort or frustration, children sometimes experience even more anxiety. Some signs of recurrent headaches coupled with watery & swollen eyes, persistent swelling or eye pain can not be quickly ignored.

Data reveals that one out of six children has vision associated disorders. Many of the most prevalent problems that concern the little ones include:

  • Amblyopia
  • Squint
  • Drooping of upper eyelids
  • Lazy eye
  • Refractive-errors
  • Watering from the eyes
  • Eye allergies
  • Eye injuries

Amblyopia:

There are several reasons for Amblyopia, or “lazy eye” Very commonly, it occurs either from a misalignment of a child’s eyes, such as crossed eyes, or from a discrepancy in vision consistency between the two eyes (one focused more than the other eye).

The symptoms of Amblyopia include:
• Eyes do not appear to work together
• Dual vision
• Significant favoring of one eye
• Blurred vision
• Poor depth perception
• Poor vision in one eye
• A squint (either upwards, downwards, outwards, or inwards).

Squint:

A Squint (Strabismus) is an eye disorder that makes one eye shift inward (converge), outward (diverge) or even backward, while the other eye faces upward. The origin, frequency, and orientation of a squint varies from person to person. This is typically detected in childhood, often within weeks of the birth of a infant, impacting 5-8 percent of infants (1-2 of every 30).

A squint can occur for a variety of causes, including:
• Bad vision in either or both eyes
• Need for glasses
• Bad development of eye muscle control centers in the brain
• Loss to eye muscle control nerves

Newborn eye diseases include:

  1. Congenital glaucoma
  2. Cataract
  3. Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Whether the following signs are apparent Crossed Eyes, a kid may go for an eye checkup.

  • Holds something behind his head.
  • Unable to reach the school blackboard.
  • Stuff that seems mysterious
  • Feeling of scratching, pain or scratchy between the skin.
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