Most childhood eye diseases are treatable. Since vision problems that cannot be treated in childhood can impair eye health in the future; Eye complaints should be paid attention to in childhood.
The full development of vision in childhood is generally completed between the ages of 7 and 10. Visual disturbances that occur during the period from birth to this time may not be noticed for a very long time, especially because young children cannot fully explain their complaints.
What is the importance of eye examination at a young age?
Vision assessment and follow-up is essential for the timely diagnosis of eye diseases that can be treated in children’s early years.
The first examination should be performed within 1-2 months after birth for diagnoses such as congenital cataract, lacrimal duct obstruction, and congenital glaucoma. Following the birth of the child, regular eye examinations are required to check vision levels during infancy, kindergarten and school years and to detect early diagnosis of important problems.
We can list the eye disorders seen in children as follows:
- Cataract in Infants and Children – Congenital Cataract
- Amblyopia – lazy eye
- Congestion in the Tear Tracts
- Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Strabismus (Slipped Eye)
- Eye pressure (Glaucoma)