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Paediatric Ophthalmology

What is Paediatric Ophthalmology?

There are a number of factors which affects the vision of the children. A number of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning issues in children can be attributed to vision problems. Childhood blindness is a persistent problem with an estimated 12 million blind children below age 15.

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The common eye problems which affect the children are

  • Squint
  • Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Lazy eye
  • Refractive-errors
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Treating the eye of its ailment in the very initial stages is very crucial to help the vision issues amongst the children. The newborn babies born with visual disability need to be treated in the very initial stage only to help them have a clearer vision and prevent permanent blindness and impaired vision. For the kids the optic nerve which connects the eye to the brain is on the stage of development and hence if treated in the right time can really aid in proper vision for the children.

"Vision problem can be a reason for depression amongst the children. Get a regular eye check up done."