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Pedriatric Ophthalmology
“What are so mysterious as the eyes of a child”……Let’s take care of them together.

What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are expert to diagnose and treat children’s eye problems and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses accordingly. They are so skilled at recognizing the subtle signs of an eye problem that a baby or young child cannot describe.

We are all equipped to manage the following problems in children:
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Amblyopia- The term strabismus applies to other types of misalignments, including an upward, downward, or outward turning eye.
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Ptosis
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Nystagmus
  • Visual Inattention
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Abnormal vision development
  • Refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism etc.
  • Orbital tumers
  • Squint
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Some very common children eye problems

If you are concerned about your child’s eye health and you feel, he might be suffering from a pediatric eye problem.. Please make a visit

Amblyopia

Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal development of vision in infancy or childhood. In amblyopia, there may not be an obvious problem of the eye. Vision loss occurs because nerve pathways between the brain and the eye aren’t properly stimulated. The brain “learns” to see only blurry images with the amblyopic eye even when glasses are used. As a result, the brain favors one eye, usually due to poor vision in the other eye. Another word for amblyopia is often “lazy eye.” It is the leading cause of vision loss amongst children.

What is Squint?

Squint is misalignment of the eyes in which the right and left eyes are pointed in different directions. Though it is a common condition among younger populations, affecting 2 to 4 percent of children, it may also appear later in life. The misalignment may be permanent or it may be temporary, occurring occasionally. The deviation may be in any direction: inward, outward, upward or downward.

FAQ

Here are some common questions about Pediatric Ophthalmology.

At what age should a child see an eye doctor?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have get an eye exam with an Optometrist at 6 months of age We recommend an exam from birth to 2 years old if there is suspicion of a problem or a family history of a problem.
What is normal vision for a 6 year old?
If generally talking, A 6-year-old can see 20/25 or better.
Can a child's eyesight improve?
As an infant, your child will have blurry vision and see the world as light and dark, and as they grow, their eyesight will sharpen. It means that your child’s vision can change for the better.
How do I stop my child from Squinting?

Get an eye exam for your child and he/she will be prescribed glasses to give them clear vision in both eyes. It will prevent Squinting eye from becoming Amblyopic or lazy. Most children with a Squint will be prescribed with a pair of glasses that they will need to wear all the time. It will be of much help to your child.

Is a Squint the same as a Lazy eye?

Strabismus is a condition in which one of the child’s eyes points in a different direction from the other. It may turn inwards, outwards, upwards, or downwards while the stronger eye looks straight ahead. It is also known as a Squint. However, many people erroneously refer to it as a lazy eye.

Does Amblyopia get worse with age?

Even though the visual impairments from Amblyopia begin in childhood, they can continue into adulthood with worsening symptoms if left untreated. Still, children with untreated Amblyopia may have permanent vision loss before they even reach adulthood.

Can you go blind from Amblyopia?

An Amblyopic eye may never develop good vision and may even become functionally blind, If it is ignored. With early diagnosis and treatment, the sight in the Lazy eye can be restored.

How do I know if my child has vision problems?
If your child frequently complaints of discomfort in eyes and fatigue or he rubs and blinks it several times, that means you should get him check from an eye specialist.

Pediatric Ophthalmologists in Ludhiana

Children are not like adults who can explain properly their problems. They cannot tell always what is bothering them and can’t answer medical questions. So at Dhami Eye Care Hospital, we have our Pediatrics Ophthalmologist experts who know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative. Moreover, Pediatric ophthalmologists at our hospital use equipments specially designed for children.

Our doctors are trained to give children a comfortable and non-threatening environment so that they can candidly elaborate what they are feeling and what eye problems they are suffering from. So, be relaxed and kindly pay a visit if you notice any eye related problem with your child.

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