Have your child followed by a pediatric ophthalmologist
Infant cataract, congenital glaucoma, strabismus… These pathologies require special skills in pediatric ophthalmology. This discipline has the particularity of treating children’s vision, which is by definition still developing, and therefore different from that of adults. Explanations.
What is pediatric ophthalmology?
Pediatric ophthalmology is a medical specialty that treats visual disorders and eye diseases of young patients. Children’s ophthalmologists are specifically trained and equipped to detect, treat, and if necessary, operate on visual abnormalities in both infants and adolescents. Screening for amblyopia, treatment of strabismus, cataract surgery in children or congenital glaucoma… Today, scientific advances in ophthalmopediatrics are such that treatments and interventions are becoming more effective.
When should you see a pediatric ophthalmologist?
An appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist should be considered when the child is considered to be “at risk”. That is to say in case of premature birth or genetic disease for example. Also, if one of the parents wears glasses or has strabismus, it may be worthwhile to have a check-up. Finally, if anomalies or signs of poor vision are detected, it is recommended to have a consultation as soon as possible.