October 11, 2017

Children are not same as small adults. And hence eye disorders in children are not the same as adults, and cannot be treated in the same way as adults. The major difference between adults eyes and children’s eye is the ongoing development, whereas adults development is over, here we are dealing with a mature eye … Continue reading “What is Paediatric ophthalmology and who is paediatric ophthalmologists ?”

October 11, 2017

Viral Conjunctivitis in Kids The conjunctiva is a loose tissue which is present over the eyeball. It has got two parts namely palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva. This layer also contains accessory lacrimal glands which secretes lubricants so as to keep our eye lubricated. Aetiologies Any inflammation of this layer is called as conjunctivitis. This inflammation … Continue reading “Viral Conjunctivitis in Kids”

October 11, 2017

Pediatric Allergic Conjunctivitis When our eyes are exposed to some specific allergen, our eyes react and producers reaction which is called as allergic conjunctivitis. The conjunctiva is a loose tissue which is present over the eyeball. It has got two parts namely palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva. This layer also contains accessory lacrimal glands which secretes … Continue reading “Pediatric Allergic Conjunctivitis”

October 11, 2017

  What is nystagmus? Nystagmus is an involuntary, shaking, “to and fro” movement of the eyes. These jiggling or jerking movements are usually in horizontal , vertical or torsional directions. What are the different types of nystagmus? Nystagmus is typically classified as congenital or acquired, with multiple subcategories. Congenital nystagmus onset is typically between 6 … Continue reading “What is Nystagmus”

October 9, 2017

Every Child should have an Eye Exam by age 3 years. HAS YOUR CHILD? Vision Screening Recommendations Age Tests Referral Criteria Comments Newborn to 12 months Ocular history Vision assessment External inspection of the eyes and lids Ocular motility assessment Pupil examination Red reflex examination Infants who do not track well after 3 months of … Continue reading “Paediatric Vision Screening”

October 8, 2017

Why do children get headaches? Headaches in children are common and usually not serious. Causes include migraines, stress and tension headaches, trauma, sinus disease, and eye problems. Brain tumours in children as a cause for headaches are extremely rare, and are usually associated with additional neurologic symptoms such as dizziness, weakness of the arms or … Continue reading “Headaches in Children”