Paediatric Ophthalmology is a field of ophthalmology which deals with all eye conditions in children from birth onwards. The Paediatric Ophthalmologist is trained as an adult eye specialist who is additionally sub-specialised in children’s eyes.
Commonly known as Child Eye Specialist, this doctor can treat all types of vision and eye conditions for children and adults. Common eye issues amongst children today are vision, ocular conditions, squints, lazy eyes, cross eyes, uveitis and nystagmus.
At Ara Damansara Medical Centre, we provide solutions to all types of children’s eye conditions. Read on for some common conditions found in children’s vision impairments.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU BRING YOUR CHILD FOR EYE EXAMINATION
Amblyopia, often known as ‘lazy eye’, is an early childhood condition where the child’s vision does not develop properly.
The common cause of watery eye in a small child is where the passage that carries the tears away from the eye into the nose (nasolacrimal duct) has not developed normally.
Refraction involves your child first having some drops or ointment to both eyes to dilate (make them bigger) the pupils and stabilise the focusing.
Dr Norazah Abdul Rahman
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismus
Paediatrics Ophthalmology & Strabismus Surgery