What are Childhood Eye Diseases?

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What are Childhood Eye Diseases?

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 the visual sense 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 are essential for the timely diagnosis of eye diseases that can be treated at an early age in children.

The first examination should be performed for diagnoses such as congenital cataracts, obstructions in the tear ducts, and congenital glaucoma within 1-2 months after birth. 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)