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.

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.

Congenital Cataract

A cataract is any light scattering opacity of the lens , a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. It is estimated that congenital cataracts are responsible for 5% to 20% of blindness in children worldwide. Incidence varies from country to country . Common symptoms Often an infant with mild cataracts appears asymptomatic, delaying the diagnosis for years.

  • »Lack of reaction to light
  • »Strabismus
  • »A failure to notice toys and faces or an apparent delay in development become the cause of concern
  • »Cause photophobia only in bright lights.
  • »Dense cataracts also may be discovered if they lead to the development of sensory nystagmus.


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.

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:


Commonly known as ‘plus number’ or far sightedness. It generally develops because it runs in family. Symptoms of hyperopia include:

  1. Wide range of pediatric glasses and frames available
  2. Eye muscle movements & balance test
  3. Low Vision Aids
  4. Contact Lens for Kids
  5. Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  6. Pediatric Cornea
  7. Contact Lens for Kids
  8. Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  1. Pediatric Glaucoma
  2. Neuro-Ophthalmology
  3. Pediatric Retina
  4. Refractive Error
  5. Ocular Allergies
  6. Lazy Eye/ Amblyopia
  7. Myopia Control
  8. ROP Screening
When to visit a Paediatric Eye Specialist?
1. 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
2. During school years, kids should have eye examination atleast every 2 years. Kids with eye glasses should atleast have annual eye examination
3. Headache
4. Watery eyes
5. Excessive blinking
6. Squeezing of eyes
7. Squint
8. Itching
9. Double vision
10. Frequent redness
11. Family history of high refractive error
12. Delayed milestones
13. Sees objects (TV, books, mobiles, etc.) close to face
14. Head tilt/ Face turn
Indications of eye check-up during infancy
  1. Weight less than 2kg
  2. Premature delivery
  3. Systemic diseases of mother during pregnancies
  4. White reflex of eye
  5. Wandering movement
  6. History of NICU For appointments contact +91 9220001000