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Paediatric Ophthalmology

What is Paediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of eye conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric ophthalmologists are specially trained to address the unique visual and ocular needs of young patients, from newborns to teenagers. They play a crucial role in preserving and optimizing children’s eye health and vision development.


Scope of Pediatric Ophthalmology:

Pediatric ophthalmologists diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions and disorders that affect children, including:

  1. Refractive Errors: Pediatric ophthalmologists evaluate and manage refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism in children. They may prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct vision and monitor changes in refractive status as the child grows.

  2. Strabismus: Strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, is a common condition in children that can affect visual development and depth perception. Pediatric ophthalmologists assess the type and severity of strabismus and may recommend treatments such as glasses, eye patches, vision therapy, or surgery to correct alignment.

  3. Amblyopia: Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a condition characterized by reduced vision in one eye due to abnormal visual development during childhood. Pediatric ophthalmologists diagnose amblyopia early and implement treatment strategies such as patching, atropine drops, or vision therapy to improve vision in the affected eye and promote binocular vision.

  4. Pediatric Cataracts: Cataracts, or clouding of the eye’s natural lens, can occur in children as well as adults. Pediatric ophthalmologists diagnose and manage congenital cataracts and may perform surgery to remove the cataract and restore vision, often in collaboration with pediatric anesthesiologists and other specialists.

  5. Pediatric Glaucoma: Glaucoma, a group of eye diseases characterized by increased intraocular pressure and optic nerve damage, can occur in children as well as adults. Pediatric ophthalmologists diagnose and manage pediatric glaucoma using a combination of medical therapy, laser treatment, and surgery to lower intraocular pressure and preserve vision.

  6. Genetic Eye Disorders: Pediatric ophthalmologists evaluate and manage genetic eye disorders that affect children, such as retinoblastoma, congenital optic nerve anomalies, retinal dystrophies, and syndromic eye conditions. They work closely with geneticists, oncologists, and other specialists to provide comprehensive care for these complex conditions.


Diagnostic Techniques in Pediatric Ophthalmology:

Pediatric ophthalmologists use a variety of diagnostic techniques to evaluate children’s eye health and visual function, including:

  • Comprehensive eye examinations, including visual acuity testing, refraction, and assessment of ocular alignment and motility
  • Examination under anesthesia (EUA) for infants and young children who cannot cooperate with routine eye exams
  • Cycloplegic refraction to assess refractive errors and accommodation
  • Retinoscopy, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and fundus examination to evaluate the health of the eye’s structures
  • Screening for vision disorders and amblyopia risk factors in newborns and infants


Treatment and Management:

Treatment approaches in pediatric ophthalmology are tailored to the specific needs of each child and may include:

  • Prescription of glasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors
  • Amblyopia treatment, including patching, atropine drops, or vision therapy
  • Strabismus management, such as glasses, eye muscle exercises, or surgery to correct eye alignment
  • Surgical intervention for congenital cataracts, glaucoma, retinoblastoma, and other eye conditions requiring surgical treatment
  • Long-term follow-up and monitoring of children’s eye health and vision development


In summary, pediatric ophthalmology is a specialized field dedicated to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of eye conditions in children. Pediatric ophthalmologists play a vital role in preserving and optimizing children’s vision, ensuring that they have the best possible visual outcomes and quality of life as they grow and develop. Regular eye exams starting in infancy are essential for detecting and addressing eye problems early, allowing for timely intervention and optimal visual development.

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Why Patients Choose Savera Eye Hospital

Patients choose Savera Eye Hospital for a variety of reasons, each reflecting our commitment to excellence in eye care and patient satisfaction. Here are some of the key factors that set us apart and make us the preferred choice for individuals seeking trusted eye care services.


Medical Experience

Savera Eye Hospital boasts a team of highly skilled and experienced ophthalmologists, optometrists, and support staff dedicated to delivering exceptional eye care. Our specialists have undergone rigorous training and possess extensive expertise in their respective fields, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care.


Art Technology

We invest in cutting-edge technology and advanced equipment to provide precise diagnoses and effective treatments for a wide range of eye conditions. From diagnostic imaging tools to surgical instruments, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest advancements in eye care technology.


Comprehensive Services

Savera Eye Hospital offers a comprehensive range of eye care services, including routine eye exams, cataract surgery, refractive surgery, glaucoma management, retinal services, pediatric eye care, and more. Whether you need preventive care or specialized treatment, we have the expertise and resources to meet your needs.



Personalized Care

We understand that each patient is unique, and we take a personalized approach to care. From the moment you walk through our doors, our dedicated team takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.



Commitment to Quality and Safety

We adhere to the highest standards of quality and safety in everything we do. From maintaining strict infection control protocols to following evidence-based practices, we prioritize patient safety at every step of the way. Our commitment to quality is reflected in our consistently excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction rates.

Savera Hospital was established in 2010 by Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta with the aim to provide high-quality, accessible and affordable eye care for all.

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