Kids are not simply little grownups. They often struggle to express what is upsetting them. They cannot always be patient and cooperative during a medical examination, and they cannot always respond to medical queries. Pediatric ophthalmologists are skilled in examining and treating kids in ways that encourage relaxation and cooperation. Additionally, pediatric ophthalmologists employ tools made specifically for kids. Most pediatric ophthalmologists' offices are set out and embellished with kids in mind. This includes the waiting areas and exam rooms, which may feature kid-friendly toys, movies, and reading materials. This makes the setting for your child more welcoming and safe.
A pediatric ophthalmologist offers the widest variety of treatment choices, the most extensive training, and the best competence in working with children and treating children's eye issues if your child's physician advises having his eyes evaluated.
All children's eye conditions can be identified, treated, and managed by paediatric ophthalmologists. Typically, paediatric ophthalmologists offer the following services:
- Eye tests
- Surgical, microsurgical, and laser procedures (for problems like weak eye muscles, crossed eyes, wandering eyes, blocked tear ducts, retinal problems, and infections)
- Determine whether conditions including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), diabetes, and other neurological and physical conditions are to blame for eye issues.
- Identify abnormalities of the visual processing
- Providing eye injury care
- Prescribe corrective lenses and eyewear