Children’s Eye Care

Paediatric ophthalmologists focus on the development of the visual system and the various diseases that disrupt normal visual development in children. There are many eye health issues prevalent in children and early diagnosis and treatments are crucial.

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Children may be affected by many eye conditions and routine checks are necessary for early detection and treatments. Common conditions include;

  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Crossed eyes (strabismus)
  • Short-sightedness (myopia)
  • Long-sightedness (hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Congenital droopy eyelid (ptosis)
  • Childhood cataracts
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Eye injuries


Routine eye examinations are important from 3 years of age. Early detection and treatments of all eye conditions will help minimise any visual loss.

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