The Pediatric Eye Clinic at Sharda Eye Hospital was started with the aim of providing the best quality of eye care to children as we consider this as our medical and social responsibility. Over the last 20 years, more than 3000 children with cataracts, glaucoma as well as other disorders have been successfully treated and visually rehabilitated. The clinic has a team comprising of specialist pediatric ophthalmologists, experienced surgeons, anesthesiologists, and pediatric coordinators. We have a dedicated, state of the art operating room for pediatric eye surgery equipped with the latest surgical equipment. More importantly, the entire team is always prepared to provide technical support and guidance to the children and their families so that the child gets a lifetime of useful vision.
Eye movement disorders usually involve uncontrollable movements of the eye or eyes that are not able to focus properly. For example, your child’s eyes may cross in or drift out (strabismus), they may have decreased vision in one eye (lazy eye, or amblyopia) or they may have double vision.
Strabismus is a type of eye movement disorder in which a child’s eyes look crossed. It is usually caused by an imbalance in the muscles that help the eyes stay straight and move together properly. Surgery on the eye muscles can help the eyes look straight. Children may have lasting vision loss in the less-used eye (amblyopia) if the condition is not treated in early childhood.
Early identification of a child’s vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early. Early eye exams also are important because children need the following basic skills related to good eyesight for learning: Near vision, Distance vision, Binocular (two eyes) coordination, Eye movement skills, Focusing skills, Peripheral awareness.