It is very important to detect and treat the eye diseases in this age group because if untreated they may lead to permanent vision loss. Also children are not able to tell about visual problems and this may be the cause of poor scholastic performance.
All children must have a complete eye examination
between 6-12 months
at 3 years
at 5 years
Common Eye diseases in children are
Amblyopia (lazy eye) - Treatment involves patching
Squint (misalignment of eyes) - Treatment involves Glasses, Exercise, Orthoptics and exercise
ROP (Retinopathy of Pre-maturity) - Screening and lasers
Congenital Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO)
Probing under Nasal endoscopic guidance
Dacryocystorhinostomy under general anesthesia
Involves facial aesthetics:
Botox injections for Facial Cosmesis, Nerve Paresis, Facial Dyskinesia like hemifacial spasms.
Ptosis surgery for correction of Eye lid level and symmetry.
Artificial eye and custom made prosthesis.
Endoscopic DCR - Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery with or without stents with very satisfying results.
Surgery for Orbital mass
Surgery for blow out fracture of floar of orbit