Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatricophthalmology is a branch that deals with vision correction and eye disease treatment in children.

The different eye problems in children are :


It is the most common eye infection affecting children. It is commonly due to allergic reactions. It can affect one or both eyes. The main symptoms of the conjunctivitis are redness of eyes, discharge of fluid from eyes. The viral or bacterial infection is transmitted by contact with the discharge. Causes of conjunctivitis are by allergens such as pollens, perfumes, smoke, dust etc.

baby with squint eye

It is the misalignment of one or both eyes can present at birth or develop in childhood. Treatment for the squint eye depends on the severity of the misalignment. It can correct with eye glasses or muscle surgery. When the eyes are misaligned then the straighter becomes dominant. Squint has happened when loss of  coordination between muscles.


It is the condition in which the vision does not develop in one eye. That means one eye focuses much better than the other eye. Strabismus is also a cause of amblyopia .

Pediatric glaucoma

Pediatric glaucoma is an eye disease that causes childhood blindness.It is caused due to the increased intra ocular pressure in the eyes. The primary congenital glaucomas are present at birth. Treatment for pediatric glaucoma is different from the adult glaucoma treatment. The different treatment for pediatric glaucoma are : goniotomy, trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage tubes etc.

Retinopathy of Prematurity

It is occurring due to the abnormal development of retinal blood vessels in infants. The abnormal development of the blood vessel can happen when the baby born prematurely. 

retinopathy of prematurity

Blocked tear ducts

Blocked tear ducts are a common problem in infants. Causes of the blocked tear ducts are :
  • Nasal infection
  • Abnormal growth of the nasal bone puts pressure and closes the tear ducts, etc.

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