Pediatric ophthalmology

Routine vision screening of children is important, because many abnormalities are treatable if discovered early, and untreated, can lead to vision loss and blindness.

Among the vision problems that your Pediatrician will evaluate your child for include:
Refractive errors, infections-conjunctivitis, strabismus, blocked tear ducts, ptosis, retinopathy of prematurity, cataracts, glaucoma, genetic disorders or tumours.
Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes that affects 2-4% of the population; it is often associated with amblyopia (lazy eye). Amblyopia occurs when the vision of one eye is significantly better than the other eye, and the brain begins to rely on the better eye and ignore the weaker one.