about Paediatric Opthalmology

Paediatric Ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on treating children's eye problems. The paediatric ophthalmologist is in charge of children's visual attention needs and ensuring proper visual development in terms of both function and structure.

When it comes to eye exams or dealing with an eye condition, children, unlike adults, require extra care and attention. Smartvision Eye Hospitals' Paediatric Ophthalmology services are equipped to provide the best possible care for children's eye problems. All forms of conditions can be diagnosed and treated under one roof by highly trained doctors who use cutting-edge technology and surgical care.

Some of the most common eye problems that children face are as follows:

  • Squint
  • Drooping of upper eyelids
  • Lazy Eye
  • Refractive Errors

Here are some symptoms and signs of eye problems in children:

  • Reading disability and problem in school in copying what is written on the board could be an indication of poor vision
  • Any squint or misalignment of the eyes
  • Any frequent headaches, eye rubbing, red eye, recurrent eye infections and watering from eyes
  • Any family history of eye disorders including the need for glasses (refractive errors), can be passed from one generation to another and must be evaluated early on in life.

Eye diseases in newborns include:

  • Cogenital Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

It is critical to address and correct the problems in new-borns as soon as possible. If not treated within the first six months of a child's birth, the child is likely to be visually impaired for the rest of his or her life. The reason for this is that the optic nerve that connects the eyes to the brain is still developing, and if any prevalent disease is not treated promptly, there may be a permanent disconnect between the eyes and the brain, eventually leading to blindness.

Smartvision Eye Hospitals paediatric specialists understand that our children require special nurturing and care in order to thrive and reach their full potential. Our team of eye care professionals will be happy to provide the best possible eye care for your child.

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