Pediatric ophthalmology

La Pediatric ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that studies and addresses all vision problems of children.The ocular structure develops progressively during childhood and, according to it, the child acquires a better visual acuity.

Detecting any congenital or early visual disorder is important to ensure that the child has excellent eye development.

Pediatric ophthalmology

La Pediatric ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that studies and addresses all vision problems of children.. The ocular structure develops progressively during childhood and according to it the child acquires better visual acuity.

Detecting any congenital or early visual disorder is important to ensure that the child has excellent eye development.

What is pediatric ophthalmology?

La pediatric ophthalmology or infant is the part of ophthalmology that is responsible for to diagnose, answer y prevent vision defects and eye conditions during childhood. The pediatric ophthalmology specialist is called an ophthalmopediatra and the specialist department is called ophthalmopediatrics.

The doctors specialized in pediatric ophthalmology They are responsible for attending any congenital problem in newbornsLike squint or possible eye infections.

La ophthalmologic review It's very important during childhood since, during childhood, the ocular structure is still under development. As the child grows, his visual acuity increases.

At 3 years, a child is considered to have 50% visual acuity and usually reaches 100% between 5 and 6 years old.

When to go to a pediatric ophthalmologist

La Children's ophthalmological examination should be part of the annual medical check-up of all children without the need to present alarm symptoms.

Ideally, the child will go to the ophthalmopediatra for the first time after the age of 3 or 4.

At this stage, the eyeball is more developed and the child can collaborate during the exploration.

Ideally, the child attends a pediatric ophthalmology office once a year until age 14.

Some unequivocal symptoms that you should see a pediatric ophthalmologist are:

  • The birth has been premature.
  • Some of the parents have glaucoma or refractive errors.
  • La pupil it is colored whitish.
  • Presents constant tearing.
  • Any of you two eyesor both presents deviation or droopy eyelid.
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Childhood eye diseases

This is one of the most frequent questions about childhood ophthalmology that we find in our office. The most common ophthalmic diseases in children are the following: 

Lazy eye

El lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, occurs when the child presents decreased visual acuity.

This is usually caused by strabismus or because there is an important difference between the graduation of both eyes. 

Squint

El child strabismus occurs when one or both eyes of the child are diverted in some position.

This condition causes the ocular axes not to be parallel and alters binocular vision. 

Myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

Refractive defects are conditions that cause blurred vision or out of focus and limit the correct view of distant or near images.

The most common childhood defects are the myopia in childrenastigmatism in children and the hyperopia in children.

Refractive defects may affect school performance in the childhood.

Eye inflammation

Eye inflammations during childhood are very frequent.

There are different types: 

  • La viral conjunctivitis, bacterial o allergic
  • La inflammation of the eyelid o BlepharitisBy alterations in the cornea or conjunctiva.
  • La inflammation of the cornea or keratitiscaused by the ocular dryness.

 

Dacryocystitis

La dacryocystitis congenital it happens when the channel that carries the tear from the eye to the nose is not fully developed at the time of birth the child.

As a consequence of this defect, a tear obstruction occurs that causes excessive tearing y constant lizards

We are specialists in pediatric ophthalmology

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada We are experts in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eye diseases in children. 

Our pediatric ophthalmology unit It has the best health professionals and the best technological team to diagnose on time and attend to all types of pathology.

The premise of our ophthalmological center is to guarantee visual wellbeing from childhood to adulthood. 

In our pediatric ophthalmology unit, a team has been incorporated for the early detection of eye disorders which can affect the development of the visual apparatus in childhood.

For this purpose the Visual Therapy Unit, for the analysis and treatment of school disorders related to vision, such as attention disorders (ADD), dyslexias y lateralization syndromes.

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