Specialities : Pediatric Ophthalmology
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Pediatric ophthalmology is a specialized field of medicine in Petals Newborn & Children Hospital that focuses mainly on diagnosing and treating eye disorders and vision problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric ophthalmologists are medical doctors who have completed specialized training in ophthalmology, with additional training and expertise in managing eye problems in children.
They use specialized equipment and techniques to perform comprehensive eye exams in children, often incorporating play and other interactive methods to make the experience more enjoyable for the child. They may also use eye drops to dilate the pupil in order to get a better view of the eye.
Pediatric ophthalmologists are equipped to treat a wide range of eye conditions, including:
- Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism)
- Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes)
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Blocked tear ducts
- Congenital eye abnormalities such as cataracts, glaucoma, and ptosis
- Infections of the eye or surrounding tissues
- Eye injuries
Treatment options for eye conditions in children may include glasses or contact lenses, patching or eye exercises, medications, or surgery. Pediatric ophthalmologists work closely with other healthcare professionals such as pediatricians, optometrists, and eye surgeons to provide comprehensive care to children with eye problems.
Pediatric ophthalmology is an important field, as early diagnosis and treatment of eye problems in children can help prevent long-term vision problems and improve the overall quality of life.