Pediatric ophthalmologist generally specializes in treating eye problems for children below 15 years. Generally children will not be in a position or may not know when to complain of an eye problem. Since some of the eye problems, if not treated at early stage can result in vision loss, it is important for parents to know how to find whether your child has a problem with the eye. The steps to find out whether your child needs an eye treatment has been already discussed in our earlier post which you can access here.
Now let us see the 6 reasons why you should consult a “Pediatric Ophthalmologist”
Pediatric Ophthalmologist is a specialist in treating children with eye problems
The very reason for you to take a child with eye problem to a pediatric ophthalmologist than a regular ophthalmologist is because the pediatric ophthalmologist is a specialist in treating children with eye problems. Naturally the chances of treating all types of eye problems relating to children is very high compared to a regular ophthalmologist. So it is important for parents to look out for Pediatric Ophthalmologist for their child’s treatment.
Go to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Children complains regularly of eye problem
With the growing influence in the usage of television and smart phones among children, there is a greater possibility for a child’s eye to get affected. There may be situations where child keeps on constantly complaining of eye pain or water coming from their eye regularly. As a parent if you come across a situation like that it is very important for you to consult a pediatric ophthalmologist without any further delay. Eye problems diagnosed and treated in early stages have more success rate. In some cases, if treated very late it may result in vision loss.
Go to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, if the parent feels that the child has an eye problem
In most of the cases, it is the parent who will initiate an eye check-up for their child. This is because most of the children are afraid of doctors and medicines. So they avoid telling their problems to their parents. Another set of children will not tell because they take it too casually. Both these situations are bad. So as a parent it is your responsibility to understand the eye problems of the child. If as a parent you notice that the child is struggling to read or unable to identify colours then you will have to immediately take the child to a pediatric ophthalmologist.
Go to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, if the child is hurt on the eye
Children tend to play a lot and are more vulnerable to get hurt. When a child gets hurt in the eye it is very important to take the child to a qualified pediatric ophthalmologist. As a normal person you may not know what is the impact of the wound? But if you consult a pediatric ophthalmologist he will examine the eyes of the child thoroughly and provide the necessary treatment. Being a parent you will be relieved if your child’s problem is cured fully.
Go to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, if both the parents have a vision problem genetically
Many of the problems in children comes from their genes. Most of us know that if the parents are diabetic there is a high chance that the child also becomes diabetic. In the same way, if the parents have a family history of eye problem, it is better to take your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist to clarify and act accordingly. The child may or may not have eye problems. But it will be advisable not just to clarify but also to avoid future complications.
Go to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, if your pediatrician/physician suggests you
When you visited a pediatrician for consulting and pediatrician suggests you to consult a pediatric ophthalmologist, then do visit the specialist. The pediatrician would have suggested the ophthalmologist for two reasons. One the problem with the child would have been something related to the eye. Two the treatment options, test facilities to treat the child may not be available with the pediatrician.
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