Pediatric Ophthalmology

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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Common eye problems in children

  • Infection (conjuctivitis)

  • Squint or strabismus

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)

    The management of Amblyopia involves correcting of significant refractive errors by using techniques that encourage the brain to pay attention to the weaker eye such as patching the stronger eye (OCCLUSION THERAPY)

  • Retinopathy of prematurity

  • Blocked tear ducts

  • Pediatric Cataract and glaucoma

  • Accommodative Insufficiency

  • Convergence insufficiency and asthenopia

  • Refractive errors

Causes

  • Heredity

  • Weakness of the eye muscles

  • Eye injury

  • Refractive errors

Treatment

  • Spectacles (Squint due to refractive errors)

  • Surgical treatment