Track: Pediatric and Neonatal Ophthalmology

Pediatric and Neonatal Ophthalmology


Vision is considered to be the most valuable of the basic senses among everyone.  Vision loss may have tremendous consequences for the quality of life of a child. Newborn babies can be affected by a large number of congenital and acquired eye disorders. Timely referral, diagnosis, and management are critical to allow optimal visual development. The critical period of visual development is in the first 6 months after birth in neonates. Pediatric ophthalmologists can diagnose, treat, and manage all children’s eye problem. They perform surgery, microsurgery, and laser surgery (for problems like weak eye muscles, crossed eyes, wandering eyes, blocked tear ducts, retinal problems, and infections), Diagnose visual processing disorders, Diagnose problems of the eye caused by diseases of the body such as diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and other medical and neurological diseases, Care for eye injuries.
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