Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is a combined subspecialty of Ophthalmology which addresses the diagnosis, management and surgery for pediatric eye diseases and eye muscle disorders. Both in-patient and out-patient services are provided.
Early Intervention for Eye Diseases
Early diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders in children is crucial to prevent interruption of visual development, which may be irreversible when treatment is delayed.
One of the more common eye disorders in children is strabismus (misalignment of eyes). Corrected childhood strabismus may recur in adulthood. In addition to surgery for recurrent strabismus in adulthood, eye muscles problems related to thyroid disease, stroke, and injury in adults have over-time become part of the specialty.
Services provided include screening, consultation, treatment and surgery for: amblyopia (lazy eye), tearing eyes, Infantile and childhood cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, traumatic eye injuries in children, complications of ROP (retinopathy of prematurity), periocular hemangiomas, ptosis (droopy eyelids), complications of systemic disorders: diabetes, sickle cell anemia, juvenile rheumatic disease, lupus.