Paediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology is one of our sub specialities at Spanish Eye Clinic. Our services include state-of-the-art eye care for children up to the age of 16. This includes treatments and primary care for common pediatric eye problems and comprehensive eye evaluations and treatment for children with vision disorders and squint (cross-eye).

Some of our pediatric ophthalmology services include:

  • – Refractive error evaluation and treatment
  • – Orthoptic workup and squint correction
  • – Amblyopia diagnosis and treatment
  • – Pediatric cataracts and glaucoma
  • – Orbit fractures
  • – Hess screen charting
  • – Electrodiagnostic testing

Children diagnosed with vision troubles like amblyopia, squint, pediatric glaucoma are not only treated for temporary relief but are monitored for vision development and long-term rehabilitative care.

How to identify vision troubles in children?

Your baby should be able to follow a moving object with their eye right from the age of 3 months. When you move an object like a ball or a toy, he or she must be able to track it as it moves across their field of vision. However, if your baby is unable to make steady eye contact by this age, it could be a symptom of underlying eye issues.

Before the age of 4 months, most babies exhibit an occasionally misaligned look(strabismus). However, after 4 months, any sign of inward or outward drifting of the eyeball is considered abnormal.

If your baby is showing any of these symptoms, consult a pediatric ophthalmologist at the earliest.

Another common vision trouble seen in toddlers is a lazy eye or amblyopia. However, this particular issue does not show any warning signs nor will your child report any vision problems. This is why it is important to take your child for an eye check-up before he or she joins

Further, if you notice any of the following symptoms, let your child’s doctor know immediately:

  • – Misaligned eye
  • – White/greyish while pupil
  • – Eyes that flutter from side to side or up and down
  • – Redness in the eye, eye pain or discomfort reported by your child
  • – Pus or crust in the eye
  • – Watery eyes
  • – Drooping eyelids
  • – Sensitivity to light

When should you take your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist?

Ideally, children must have their first comprehensive eye exam at the age of 6 months. If their vision tests produce normal test results, their next eye exam should be scheduled at the age of 3 and later at the age of 6 before they enter their first grade.

However, if the test at 6 months points out to early age vision troubles, early intervention is recommended. This includes eye exercises, treatments and surgical corrections as needed. Children who exhibit vision troubles at a young age must also be monitored throughout their early childhood and preadolescence to look for signs of regression.

For doubts or concern’s regarding your child’s vision, feel free to book your consultation with us. At Spanish Eye Clinic, we bring you outstanding treatments using cutting-edge technologies. Our qualified and experienced specialists help deliver the best results to all your vision related issues at all times.

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