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    Pediatric Ophthalmology

What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

All ophthalmologists have training in children’s eye problems. At Aayush Eye Clinic, we evaluate and treat a full range of eye conditions that affect children like refractive errors, childhood cataract, glaucoma, amblyopia (lazy eye), squint and retinal disorders, pediatric eye cancer and congenital anomalies like blocked tear ducts.
Neurological development of vision occurs until approximately age 9, and can be affected by eyes that are misaligned (strabismus) or do not focus clearly. If these conditions are diagnosed and treated early, good vision can develop and be maintained.

Surgeries at Aayush Eye Clinic:

  • Childhood Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Squint
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Pediatric Eye Cancer
  • Congenital anomalies like blocked tear ducts
Pediatric Ophthalmology procedures

Pediatric Ophthalmology procedures

  • Medical treatment - Topical and or/systemic therapy for eye infections, chalazia, glaucoma, blocked tear ducts, and inflammations. Medicines include antibiotics, antivirals and steroids.
  • Prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses
  • Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) therapy including glasses, patching,Visual Aid excercises and pharmacological treatment
  • Management of squint especially Surgery for correction of Squint


What types of examinations do pediatric ophthalmologists provide?

  • Vision assessment- it takes particular skills to test a child’s eyesight, especially in the pre-school child. Different methods are used for different ages.
  • Determination of refractive error (the need for and strength of glasses) - this testing is performed after dilation in most pediatric patients to ascertain an objective measurement.
  • Ocular Motility examinations - quantitative measurement of ocular misalignment is necessary for planning medical and surgical management of strabismus.
  • Biomicroscopy and dilated fundus examinations are carried out to investigate the presence of eye disease associated with systemic disease (e.g. diabetes, JIA, genetic abnormalities, neurological pathology (increased intracranial pressure) or ocular disease (e.g. cataracts, glaucoma).
  • Examination under anesthesia (EUA) - for diagnostic and/or therapeutic intervention. Monitor diseases over time and assess the efficacy of treatment.
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