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Paediatric Ophthalmology & Squint

Children are not just immature versions of adults. Their eyes, the visual demands placed on them, and the visual disorders they suffer from are entirely different from those of adults. Due to their fast growth and lack of fully developed eye-brain synchronization, visual impairments in children need particular care and emphasis. This is why Pediatric Ophthalmology has become a specialization of Ophthalmology and a specialist field in its own right. It is the Pediatric Ophthalmologist's responsibility to meet children's visual attention needs and to preserve proper visual development in terms of function and structure (including cosmesis).

Paediatric Ophthalmology & Squint Treatment

How is the eye of the children different?

Just as your child's overall health requires a certain doctor, so do their eyes need professional care because eye care issues for children are fundamentally different from those for adults. The following are the reasons why:

  1. Because the links between the eyes and the brain aren't fully formed yet, any damage to the eyes in early childhood could lead to amblyopia, or lazy eye, if it isn't treated. This means that the child's future vision will not be as good as it could be and that even glasses won't help. A child with amblyopia needs to get help as soon as possible.
  2. Congenital disabilities and development problems often appear when the child is a toddler. Eye disorders can range from simple near-sightedness to serious problems like cataracts and glaucoma. They can also include simple refractive errors that can be fixed with glasses, squints and misalignments of the eyes, congenital disabilities that block the nasolacrimal duct, lid droops, and even ptosis or drooping of the upper eyelid.
  3. ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) can happen to babies who were born early, had a low birth weight, or stayed in the nursery for a long time when stressed out. People more likely to get RoP should have their eyes checked regularly because the disease can cause blindness.
  4. If malnourished children don't get enough vitamin A, they may get dry eyes, corneal ulcers, or even go blind. Even if a picky eater eats a healthy, balanced diet, they might still need to get more of some micronutrients.
  5. Due to their busy lifestyle and outdoor play, children are more susceptible to ocular allergies and injuries.
  6. Concerns specific to this age group have emerged with the rise in television viewing and use and the popularity of electronic games.
  7. Retinoblastoma is one of a group of eye tumours and malignancies characteristic in infancy and youth.
Paediatric Ophthalmology Treatment
Paediatric Squint Treatment
Pediatric Eye Doctor Malvika Gupta with Happy Patient

What signs and symptoms indicate a potential issue with a child's eyes?

  • If you can't read or write from the board in class, it could mean you need help seeing.
  • Ocular misalignment or squinting
  • Eye discharge lasts for a long time, such as headaches, eyes that are always hot, and eye infections that don't go away.
  • There should be an early check for any eye problems in the family, including the need for glasses (refractive errors). The schedule and frequency of eye tests for kids are talked about.
Procedures done at Manav Hospital
  • Prescription Of Glasses and Refractive Error of Children
  • Retinopathy Of Prematurity Treatment AND Screening
  • Screening For Retinal Disorders and Optic Nerve Health
  • Treatment Of Squint or Deviation
  • Treatment Of Eyelid Ptosis- Lid Drop
Pediatric Eye Test Equipment


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