Pediatric Ophthalmology & Orthoptics

At Om Netra Kendra we provide treatment for an extensive range of pediatric eye problems such as sight-threatening conditions like pediatric glaucoma, cataract and congenital opacities of the cornea.

We also have comprehensive services in

• The management of squint, double vision and other disorders of eye alignment and movement, both in children and adults.

• The management of amblyopia or lazy eyes.

• Refraction in young children using eyedrops (cycloplegic refraction) for those who have difficulty getting a good refraction.

• General eye problems such as eye sore, allergic conjunctivitis and lumps on the eyelids (stye and chalazion).

• Providing pediatric ophthalmology consultation to doctors in the pediatric departments.

Pediatric ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmology is a sub-speciality of ophthalmology concerned with eye diseases, visual development, and vision care in children. Pediatric ophthalmologists are specially trained to manage the following disorders:

• Infections (Conjunctivitis).

• Strabismus or Squint is a misalignment of the eyes.

• Ptosis- Drooping or falling of upper eye lid.

• Blocked tear ducts.

What is Squint?

Squint or strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes so that the eyes do not point in the same direction. Squint can itself lead to amblyopia or lazy eye. More importantly squint if present since childhood can itself lead to loss of three dimensional vision or depth perception (stereopsis). Many cases can be treated with glasses. Orthoptic exercises are useful in some cases. Prism trials can be used as a temporary or permanent measure. Squint can itself lead to cosmetic disfigurement, in addition in children there is a risk of amblyopia.

Our Services in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Orthoptics includes – Squint, Pediatric Cataract, Amblyopia, Accomodation insufficiency