Paediatric ophthalmology is a specialization field of general Ophthalmology and Shekar Eye Hospital has ophthalmologists who specialize in paediatric ophthalmology. Child’s eyes are very different from that of adults as it takes around ten years for the eyes to mature and see finer details completely. Therefore, the way a child’s eye reacts to the treatment, the way of examining, and the way of treating – all are different, specialized, and children friendly.
Small children are unable to tell their problems and are usually impatient with the treatment requirements; this requires expertise of paediatric ophthalmologists. Special equipment and treatment methods are used to cure children suffering from eye problems. Our specialist doctors have experience of treating and examining over 10,000 children till date. Everyday we treat around twenty child patients of upto 12 years old. Our doctors prescribe a mix of eye drops, exercises, patching, glasses, and surgery to treat paediatric eye problems in the most effective way.
Congenital eye diseases: Theseinclude congenital cataract, Ptosis or drooping of eye lids, congenital nasolacrimal duct blockage (or NLD blockage) which results in watering of eyes. Newborns and younger infants commonly have some matting in their eyes and may have a lot of tearing; this could be because of a blocked tear duct.
Amblyopia or lazy eye: This condition happens when visual function of one eye is underdeveloped. This could be successfully treated in early childhood as complications increase with age. It is difficult to identify a child suffering from amblyopia unless there is obvious misalignment. A thorough examination done by a specialist can help in analyzing this problem. Know more about Amblyopia.
Paediatric strabismus or squint:This condition can be identified when your child’s eyes point in different directions. If it is not treated on time, it could lead to double vision, eye strain, discomfort and headache. Minor cases can be treated through patching and glasses. Again, this problem is best treated in early childhood. Know more about Strabismus.
Refractive errors: Children with weak vision are treated through eye exercises, glasses, and eye drops. Know more about Refractive errors. Other types of diseases cured at Shekar Eye Hospital include retinopathy of prematurity, retinoblastoma, paediatric glaucoma, paediatric cataract, etc. Know more about retinoblastoma.
#633, 100 Feet Ring Road,
J.P. Nagar – 3rd Phase,
Bengaluru – 560 078.
#27, 100 Feet Ashoka Pillar Road,
Jayanagar, 2nd Block