Paediatric Ophthalmology


According to the World Health Organization in May 2009 more than 314 million people worldwide were visually impaired out of this 45 million were blind and 85% people had low vision & avoidable blindness, childhood blindness remains a significant problem, with an estimated 12 million blind children below age 15. The Paediatric Ophthalmology deals with eye problems in children.
Paediatric Ophthalmology unit in Nethra eye care deals with various eye disorders in children like refractive errors, squint and amblyopia (Lazy eye). The most common ophthalmic surgical procedures in children like correction of strabismus (squint), correction of ptosis, and minor lacrimal disorders, are also given due importance in our centre.
A child with any of the following needs to have a complete eye examination
 Poor performance in School
 Viewing objects at a very close distance
 Eyes shaking
 Family history of eye problems or wearing glasses.