What is Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology dealing with eye problems in children. Clear vision plays an important role in the mental, physical, and social developmen t of children.

Kinds of treatments 

Medical treatments

  • Prescriptions for glasses and/or contact lenses.
  • Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) therapy including glasses, patching and pharmacologic treatment.
  • Topical and or/systemic therapy for eye infections, chalazia, glaucoma, blocked tear ducts, and inflammation on the eye or in the eye.  Medicines include antibiotics, antivirals and steroids.

Surgical Procedures

  • Probe and Irrigation for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (blocked tear duct).
  • Excision of chalazia.
  • Eye muscle surgery for strabismus.
  • Pediatric cataract extraction including use of intraocular lenses (IOLs).