Children, unlike adults, need special care and attention when it comes to eye examination or dealing with an eye condition.
The Pediatric Ophthalmology services at Saluja Eye Care Center are equipped to provide the best possible care for children’s undermentioned eye problems.
Every child should undergo a comprehensive eye examination at least before they get enrolled in a school. There are conditions such as Refractive Error and Amblyopia which can go unnoticed if not tested for specifically at a very early age. Young children who are under the age of 5 years are vulnerable to these kinds of problems as they cannot express themselves. Hence periodic eye check-up is advisable for this age group. It becomes even more essential for children to undergo early screening if they have a family history of having some eye problems.
Diagnosis of refractive error is very simple. The child is asked to read a visual acuity chart, in preverbal children, some different methods along with the use of lenses help in determining the refraction. In a few children, some additional tests could be carried out to confirm the power.
It is usually treated by prescribing corrective lenses in the form of spectacle or contact lenses.
Itching, redness and watery eyes are quite common symptoms associated with an eye allergy. In some cases, a yellow mucus component may also be found.
A complete eye examination with the help of a microscope will help the pediatric ophthalmologist diagnose this problem.