Pediatric Ophthalmology

Introduction

The Paediatric Ophthalmology Department at Nandadeep Eye Hospital is highly specialized with advanced eye care facilities offering expert diagnosis and treatment for the entire ophthalmic problems in children belonging to different age groups.

Paediatric SQUINT

Common Eye conditions in children:

Amblyopia/ Lazy eye:

There is decreased vision in one or both eyes without anatomical damage. Treatment options include eye glasses, eye patching, and vision therapy. It requires follow-up visits to see improvement.

Squint

It is a common misconception among parents that squint gets corrected as child grows older. Squint is a common cause of low vision and should be treated early in childhood to avoid low vision.

 Squint
Childhood Myopia

Commonly known as ‘minus number’ or short sightedness. It can develop in childhood and generally worsen till age of 18-20.

Symptoms of myopia include:

  • Sitting close to TV
  • Not able to see what is written on board in school
  • Holding books close to face
  • Disinterest in playing sports that require distance vision
Hyperopia

Commonly known as ‘plus number’ or far sightedness. It generally develops because it runs in family.

Symptoms of hyperopia include:

  • Squint
  • Difficulty to see near objects

Facilities

  • Wide range of pediatric glasses and frames available
  • Eye muscle movements & balance test
  • Low Vision Aids
  • Contact Lens for Kids
  • Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  • Pediatric Squint Surgery
  • Pediatric Cornea
  • Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Retina
  • Refractive Error
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Lazy Eye/ Amblyopia
  • Myopia Control
  • ROP Screening
Pediatric Ophthalmology Eye Treatement

When to visit a Paediatric Eye Specialist?

  • In first year of life, then it is better to get every child’s eye evaluated once before 3 years of age and then at 5-6 years of age before joining school
  • During school years, kids should have eye examination atleast every 2 years. Kids with eye glasses should atleast have annual eye examination
  • Headache
  • Watery eyes
  • Excessive blinking
  • Squeezing of eyes
  • Squint
  • Itching
  • Double vision
  • Frequent redness
  • Family history of high refractive error
  • Delayed milestones
  • Sees objects (TV, books, mobiles, etc.) close to face
  • Head tilt/ Face turn
Various vision charts

Indications of eye check-up during infancy:

  • Weight less than 2kg
  • Premature delivery
  • Systemic diseases of mother during pregnancies
  • White reflex of eye
  • Wandering movement
  • History of NICU

For appointments contact +91 9220001000