PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY & SQUINT
What we offer at our centre in Paediatric Ophthalmology?
Our centre is equipped with facility of General Anasthesia and other facilities hence we can manage the different eye diseases of child where vision stimulus is deprived before the age of 6 years leading to Amblyopia that is Lazy eye syndrome.
What is Amblyopia in simple words?
Amblyopia is a condition of lazy eye where there is partial suppression of vision as the eye is not totally blind.
6 weeks, 6 months and 6 years are the three important mile stones in terms of age of a child and if a child is deprived of vision stimulus in this age group, the child can have Nystagmus (tremor) and Amblyopia (lazy eye) whose chances of recovery is very thin once the child crosses 6 years of age. So parents, Primary School and Ophthalmologist need to be very vigilant in this age group.
Common vision stimulus depriving eye diseases in children which lead to amblyopia (Lazy eye disease) are – 1. Squinting eye (Deviated eye) 2. Eye having Asymmetric refractive error with reference to other eye 3. Eye having Congenital Cataract not treated on time 4. Eye having Congenital Glaucoma not treated on time 5. Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) 7. Tumors. etcRead More