Investing in vision for life
Because children's visual systems are immature, diseases that have minimal effect on adults can cause irreversible damage to children, which is why early detection and diagnosis are so critical.
Children can suffer from strabismus, cataracts, glaucoma, tumors of the retina or eye socket, or other problems that are typical of common in adults. However, the approach and treatment is different in children.
A full range of care for children
The Ophthalmology and Strabismus Unit offers vision testing for infants, early identification of risk factors for lazy eye, identification of congenital eye problems, and follow-up for preterm infants. The unit is unique in its diagnostic and therapeutic approach, personalizing care to the needs of each child based on, development stage, and medical factors.
Strabismus results from a lack of coordination between the eye muscles, preventing the eyes from focusing together on a given target. Strabismus may cause problems in field or depth of vision, lazy eye, or aesthetic problems. Treatment can include fitting patients with special eyeglasses, strengthening vision by closing the "good eye," or surgery.
Congenital obstruction of the tear ducts (dacryostenosis)
A certain percentage of children are born with tear duct blockages. These obstructions often lead to repeated tearing and eye inflammations, accompanied by a pus discharge. In most cases, tears duct open spontaneously by age one, but in some situations, surgical intervention is needed. In the clinic, surgery is performed in children from the age of six months.