Pediatric Eye Diseases

Early diagnosis and treatment of pediatric eye disease are critical to preserving child’s vision.It is recommanded by doctors that children have to be screened by a pediatrician during yearly well visits.

Common Diseases are;

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Strabismus
  • Refractive errors
  • Eyelid diseases
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Trauma
  • Diseases of the retina and optic nerve
  • Light sensitivity
  • Obvious misalignment of the eyes, even intermittently
  • Problems reading or seeing things

A full eye test is recommended for all infants and children when there is:

  • Turned eye (strabismus)
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Strong glasses at an early age (refractive error)
  • Premature birth (30 weeks gestation or less)
  • Developmental delay