Pediatric ophthalmology is a sub-specialty of ophthalmology concerned with eye diseases, visual development, and vision care in children. Pediatric ophthalmologists focus on the development of the visual system and the various diseases that disrupt visual development in children. Pediatric ophthalmologists also have expertise in managing the various ocular diseases that affect children. Pediatric ophthalmologists are qualified to perform complex eye surgery as well as to
manage children’s eye problems using glasses and medications. Children may not complain if they do not see out of one or both eyes. Sometimes the only clue may be poor performance in School, as well viewing the blackboard at a very close distance. Hence all children need an eye exam at the time of starting Schooling. Of the eye problems in children, the most important are Refractive Errors, Squint and Amblyopia.
Eye problems in Children- Children experience a variety of eye problems, many quite distinct from adult eye diseases.
Pediatric ophthalmologists are specially trained to manage the following disorders:-