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PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Understanding Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric ophthalmology is a specialized branch of ophthalmology focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye-related diseases and visual development issues in children. Children’s eyes and visual systems are still developing, making specialized care crucial to ensure healthy vision throughout their lives.

Our Pediatric Ophthalmologists

At Smart Vision Hospital, our pediatric ophthalmologists are dedicated to enhancing the eye health of children. They provide comprehensive eye care tailored to the unique needs of young patients, ensuring that any visual problems are identified and addressed early to support proper visual development.

Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children

Regular eye exams are essential for detecting vision problems that can affect a child’s overall development and quality of life. Our pediatric ophthalmologists conduct thorough eye examinations to evaluate various aspects of eye health and vision, including:

  • Visual Acuity Testing: Assessing how well a child can see at different distances.
  • Refraction: Determining the correct prescription for glasses or contact lenses.
  • Eye Alignment and Movement: Checking for strabismus (misaligned eyes) and other issues with eye muscle function.

Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Eye Conditions

Our specialists are skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of pediatric eye conditions, including:

  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): A condition where one eye is weaker than the other, often due to strabismus or a difference in prescription between the two eyes. Early treatment is crucial to prevent permanent vision loss.
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes): Misalignment of the eyes, which can be corrected with glasses, eye exercises, or surgery.
  • Congenital Cataracts: Clouding of the eye’s lens present at birth, which can interfere with normal vision development. Surgery is often required to remove the cataract and replace the cloudy lens with an artificial one.
  • Pediatric Glaucoma: A rare but serious condition involving increased pressure in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss. Treatment may include medications or surgery.

Advanced Surgical Care

When necessary, our pediatric ophthalmologists perform precise eye surgeries to correct conditions like strabismus and congenital cataracts. These surgeries aim to improve eye alignment and visual clarity, helping children achieve better vision and quality of life.

Monitoring and Supporting Visual Development

Regular monitoring of a child’s visual development is vital for ensuring healthy vision. Our team collaborates with other healthcare professionals, such as pediatricians and neurologists, to provide comprehensive care. We also educate parents about the importance of eye health and how to support their child’s visual development at home.

Research and Innovation in Pediatric Eye Care

Our pediatric ophthalmologists are involved in pioneering research to advance the field of pediatric eye care. Their work contributes to the development of new treatments and technologies that improve outcomes for children with visual impairments.

Ensuring Your Child’s Visual Well-Being

At Smart Vision Hospital, we are committed to ensuring the visual well-being of every child. Our specialized care addresses eye health concerns early, fostering healthy visual development and overall health.

Schedule a Pediatric Eye Exam Today!

Ensure your child’s eyes are healthy and developing properly. Contact us to schedule a comprehensive eye examination with our pediatric ophthalmology experts.

Clear Vision for a Bright Future!

FAQs on Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric ophthalmology deals with problems of the eye in children below the age of 12 yrs.

Pediatric ophthalmologist do comprehensive eye check up with cycloplegic dilatation of the eyes in children.

whenever you suspect any eye problem in your kid,you can meet your ophthalmologist

Basically there is no major difference except pediatric ophthalmologist are more proficient in handling surgeries in children as they have been trained for it

“Amblyopia” or “lazy eye” is a state of under development of an eye during childhood. In other words, it is the poor vision that occurs for a child in one eye in their early childhood. It is a condition where one eye will have normal eye sight and the other eye having poor vision. The eye with the poor vision is often termed as “lazy eye” or amblyopia.

As a parent it is important to be aware of signs relating to poor vision. If you notice that one of the eye crosses or turns, there are high chances that the eye may not have the same kind of vision as the other eye. If the child’s eye ball is constantly moving around or tilting the head to see objects then the parent has to definitely consult a Pediatric Ophthalmologist.

The best way to find out is by dilating the pupil and analysing the light reflection with the help of a pediatric ophthalmologist. Another way of finding out is by using the instrument called retinoscope through which the same kind of results can be determined.

Given below are some of the basic questions that one may ask a Pediatric Ophthalmologist after examining the child:

  • What will be the diagnosis?
  • What was the real reason for the issue?
  • Was it a problem from birth?
  • Is the issue related to gene?
  • What kind of treatment can improve the condition?
  • Will contacts or spectacles help?
  • Will there be any other problem that might arise in future because of the current condition?
  • Should the child be restricted from any regular activities?
  • What kind of food that has to be added or reduced to improve the vision?
  • Is there any permanent solution for the problem?

Apart from the above you can also add more questions that is relevant for you.