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Pediatric Eye Care

In the first two years of a child’s life, the whole body is in the growing stage. The eyes develop rapidly during these growth years. It is quite important to take good care of your eye during these years. Similarly is also quite essential to carry out pediatric eye care screenings for any vision problems.

The pediatric ophthalmologists can treat the eye problems at an early stage before they get worse. There are better chances of correction at an early age of the detected eye problems. Our pediatric ophthalmologists carry out a complete pediatric eye care exams for newborns till the children up to 12 years of age.

Refractive errors in children

Refractive errors (myopia and hyperopia) have been found to cluster in families. A variety of inheritance patterns have been observed including dominant (one gene passed from a parent with a refractive error to a child), recessive (caused by two genes, one inherited from each parent who may or may not have a refractive error), and multifactorial (combination of genes and environment).

Refractive errors are present in a number of genetic disorders, such as Marfan syndrome and Down syndrome. Eyeglasses or contact lenses may help to correct or improve hyperopia by adjusting the focusing power to the retina.

Pediatric Eye Problem Symptoms

Pediatric eye problems, going undetected or uncorrected may cause problems in the vision of your children. Children may suffer from unclear vision; blur vision, pain in the eyes, itchy and watery eyes and many more.

If your child is facing issues in school or during extracurricular activities, these can be the signs of vision problem.

Symptoms of vision problems in older children mostly include:

  • Double vision
  • Short attention span
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Blurring vision
  • Frequent blinking
  • Headaches
  • Avoiding reading
  • Losing their place often while reading
  • Tilting the head to one side

If you are child is facing any of the above mentioned it may be start of eye problems, it is always safe to see a doctor in order to prevent further complications.

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