Treating visual development in children.
Our pediatric ophthalmologists are here to diagnose, treat and manage your children’s eye problems. We offer micro and laser surgery, surgery for crossed eyes (strabismus), wandering eyes, treatment of blocked tear ducts, retinal problems and infections. Our team can also diagnose problems caused by diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and other medical and neurological diseases and provide Neonatal Surgery and Care
We work with your referring optometrist to provide the most minimally invasive solution for treating a child’s vision challenges before recommending surgery.
Often referred to as cross eyes, strabismus is a misalignment where one eye may be turned in (esotropia) or turned out (exotropia). Any infant who continues to show an eye misalignment after 3 months of age or a child who later acquires strabismus should have a complete eye examination. Strabismus can be treated with surgery, glasses, or eye exercises.
Healthy eyes constantly make tears and keep the eye moist. When the tear ducts are blocked, the eyes can become watery and cause crying because there are too many tears. 1 in 5 newborns has a tear duct that is not fully developed and occasionally a surgical procedure is necessary to unblock the tear duct.
Often referred to as a lazy eye, Amblyopia occurs in infants and young when there is cataract, strabismus, ptosis (droopy eyelid), eye injury, or refractive error that is worse in one eye. Amblyopia usually does not have symptoms and often is discovered at a school vision screening between the ages of 6 – 19 years.. The child wears glasses or a patch over the good eye and treats the bad eye with eyedrops.
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