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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Paeditaric Ophthalmology

Paediatric Ophthalmology – Problems affecting our little people: Research shows that 1 out of 6 kids has vision-related issues.

Some of the most common issues affecting the little ones include:
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Strabismus (Crossed Eyes), Refractive Errors, Congenital Cataracts, Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid), Blocked Tear Ducts, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Color Vision Deficiency, Nystagmus, Retinal Disorders.
Early detection and appropriate management of these vision issues are crucial for optimizing visual development and preventing long-term complications. Regular eye exams by a pediatric ophthalmologist are essential for monitoring and addressing any potential problems.

Paediatric Ophthalmology - Catch it in the egg

Routine comprehensive eye checks should be an essential part of your child’s healthcare regime. While problems like squint or drooping of eyelids can be easily noticed, finding issues related to lazy eye & refractive errors could be quite a challenge to the parents. Especially because most kids do not report the problem to their parents for often they lack the ability to understand that there’s been a change in their visual skills. It, therefore, becomes the primary responsibility of parents to notice any change in their kids’ behavioural pattern like watching TV from a close distance or excessively straining to read from a book or performing badly at school all of a sudden. If any of these ring a bell, then it’s time to meet a paediatric ophthalmologist and clarify on your kid’s eye health.

Paediatric Ophthalmology – Saving the vision of our tomorrow

Paediatric Ophthalmology is taken quite seriously at Dr. Preethika's Eye Hospitals with expert consultants & surgeons working round-the-clock to make sure, the vision of our future generation is well protected. Children with squint and lazy eye issues are initially treated by prescribing glasses and suggesting eye exercises. Parents of children born from a wedlock between relatives or with both of them wearing glasses due to refractive errors are advised to bring their kids for an evaluation, right from 3-4 years of age.

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