Pediatric Ophthalmology Surgery
Whenever possible eye misalignment treated conservatively. In many children who are farsighted, crossing of the eyes can be treated with glasses in place of surgery. In many adults, symptoms of double vision can be controlled with prisms instead of surgery. Children born with ptosis have what is called congenital ptosis. This can be due to problems with the muscle that lifts the eyelid. However, there are some eye misalignment problems that conservative measures cannot help, and in these cases eye muscle surgery is necessary.
A pediatric ophthalmologist is an ophthalmologist who has training in order to better understand and serve the eyes and developing visual system of infants and children. The Pediatric Ophthalmology Service offers primary care of common children's eye problems as well as comprehensive evaluations, inpatient consultations, and follow-up for children with simple or complex eye and vision disorders. Children presenting with amblyopia, lacrimal disorders, strabismus, pediatric glaucoma, ocular cancers, inherited eye disease, and other eye conditions receive not only short-term treatment of the immediate problem, but also long-term rehabilitative care and monitoring of their visual development.