About SMART Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology is another speciality in ophthalmology that deal with the eye related diseases, eye care, visual development related to children.

Pediatric ophthalmologists will diagnose, treat, and cure the eye problems in children. They also treat pediatric eye injuries.

FAQs on Pediatric Ophthalmology

What is pediatric ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmology deals with problems of the eye in children below the age of 12 yrs.

What does a pediatric ophthalmologist do?

Pediatric ophthalmologist do comprehensive eye check up with cycloplegic dilatation of the eyes in children.

When should we go to a pediatric ophthalmologist?

whenever you suspect any eye problem in your kid,you can meet your ophthalmologist

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist and a pediatric ophthalmologist?

Basically there is no major difference except pediatric ophthalmologist are more proficient in handling surgeries in children as they have been trained for it

What is “lazy eye” or "Amblyopia"?

“Amblyopia” or “lazy eye” is a state of under development of an eye during childhood. In other words, it is the poor vision that occurs for a child in one eye in their early childhood. It is a condition where one eye will have normal eye sight and the other eye having poor vision. The eye with the poor vision is often termed as “lazy eye” or amblyopia.

How to find out whether child has poor vision?

As a parent it is important to be aware of signs relating to poor vision. If you notice that one of the eye crosses or turns, there are high chances that the eye may not have the same kind of vision as the other eye. If the child’s eye ball is constantly moving around or tilting the head to see objects then the parent has to definitely consult a Pediatric Ophthalmologist.

How to find out whether a child need glasses?

The best way to find out is by dilating the pupil and analysing the light reflection with the help of a pediatric ophthalmologist. Another way of finding out is by using the instrument called retinoscope through which the same kind of results can be determined.

What kind of questions a parent should ask a Pediatric Ophthalmologist?

Given below are some of the basic questions that one may ask a Pediatric Ophthalmologist after examining the child:

  • What will be the diagnosis?
  • What was the real reason for the issue?
  • Was it a problem from birth?
  • Is the issue related to gene?
  • What kind of treatment can improve the condition?
  • Will contacts or spectacles help?
  • Will there be any other problem that might arise in future because of the current condition?
  • Should the child be restricted from any regular activities?
  • What kind of food that has to be added or reduced to improve the vision?
  • Is there any permanent solution for the problem?

Apart from the above you can also add more questions that is relevant for you.

Book an appointment for your Pediatric Ophthalmology Treatment at SMART Vision Clinic in Chennai.

You can book appointment at any of these places from Chennai: Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur,Tharamani, Velachery, ECR, OMR, Muttukadu, Kelambakkam, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Vijayanagar, Kotturpuram, Saidapet, Nandanam, Pallikaranai, Medavakkam, Ashok nagar, Besant nagar, Chamiers road, Chrompet, Gopalapuram, Mandaveli, Triplicane, Mylapore, Adambakkam, Greams road, Guindy, Tnagar, Ekkaduthangal, Jafferkhanpet, KK nagar, Kodambakkam, Madipakkam, St thomas mount, Mambalam, Mettupalayam, Nanganallur, Nungambakkam, Choolaimedu, Anna nagar, Mogapair, Thirumangalam, Kilpauk, Chetpet,Panagal park, Saligramam, Virugambakkam, Porur, Alwarthirunagar, Selaiyur, Vandalur, Kanathur, Panayur, Uthandi, Akkarai, Nesapakkam, Vettuvankeni, Neelankarai, Kottivakkam, Thiruporur, Nemili, Mahabalipuram, Mambakkam, Kandigai, Urapakkam, Guduvanchery, Perungalathur, Pallavaram, Tirusulam, Pazhavanthangal, Keelkattalai, Sembakkam, Peerkankaranai, Sithalapakkam, Vengaivasal, Madambakkam, Tambaram, Kattankulathur, Maraimalainagar, Ponmar, Muttukkaranchavadi, Kalpakkam, Pudupattinam, Senneri, Karumbakkam, Manimangalam, Sriperumbudur, Thiruneermalai, Kundrathur, Thoraipakkam, Moulivakkam, Iyyappanthangal, Poonamallee, Sai nagar.