When your child has a vision problem or an eye disease, there is no better choice for care than AIO. As children grow, early detection of childhood eye and vision problems is often the best way to preserve or restore vision. AIO provides examination, diagnosis, and medical, as well as, surgical treatment of many childhood eye and vision problems.
Adults with strabismus are referred to see our pediatric ophthalmologist due to training and expertise in the delicate eye muscle surgery typically required to straighten the eyes.
- A vision weakness of one eye, which occurs due to the brain favoring the eye that is able to see better versus the one that is seeing blurry images, often referred to as “lazy eye.”
- Amblyopia is the most common causes of vision problems in children. If treated early, it can often be corrected. If left untreated, it can permanently impair vision and depth perception.
- Symptoms parents or teachers may notice:
- Misaligned eyes (strabismus)
- Frequent squinting, or difficulty seeing
- Tilting or turning their head to see better
- Closing or covering an eye to see
- Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, or outer lining of the eyeball, commonly known as “pink eye.” Usually caused by bacteria, virus, or allergies.
- Scratch on the outermost layer of the cornea
- Glaucoma is a condition in which fluid builds inside the eye. If left untreated, the elevated pressure can cause damage to the optic nerve, eventually causing loss of vision.
- Symptoms of childhood glaucoma:
- Excessive tearing
- Sensitivity to light
- Closure of one or both eyes in light
- Cloudy, enlarged cornea
- Vision loss
- Refractive error in which the uncorrected vision is blurry for both near and distant objects, as a result of a short eyeball. Commonly known as “farsightedness.”
- Refractive error in which the uncorrected vision is clear for near object and blurry for distant objects, as a result of a longer-than-normal eyeball. Commonly known as “nearsightedness.”
- Involuntary rapid movement of one or both eyes, where the eyes appear to be dancing or jerking, usually side to side movements, that often accompanies other vision problems
- A condition in which the eyes are not aligned properly. Strabismus is most commonly described by the direction of the eye misalignment (inward, outward, upward, downward) or by its cause.
- Early diagnosis is key in preventing vision loss that occurs as a result of amblyopia, also called “lazy eye.”
- Inflammation of part of the eyelash
Tear Duct Obstruction
- Blockage of tear (nasolacrimal) ducts, causing backflow of tears and discharge from the eye.