Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultants

What is Chalazion?

The term chalazion (pronounced kuh-Lay-zee-un) comes from a Greek word meaning small lump. A chalazion is an enlargement of an oil-producing gland in the eyelid called the meibomian gland. It forms when the gland opening becomes clogged with oil secretions. It is not caused by an infection from bacteria, and it is not cancerous. What […]

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens. Located directly behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), the lens focuses the light on the retina (the light sensitive tissue on the back of the eye). A cloudy lens inhibits light rays from reaching the retina and results in hazy or […]

What is Browns Syndrome?

Brown’s Syndrome is a well defined clinical disorder with several causes that can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired. True Brown’s Syndrome is characterized by a limitation of elevation of the affected eye, particularly when the eye is turned in towards the nose (adduction). This is usually due to an abnormality in the […]

What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids which causes irritation, itching, and occasionally red eye. The eyelids are composed of skin on the outside and mucous membranes on the inside. A cartilage-like plate, muscles, and glands are sandwiched in between. Blepharitis can begin in early childhood producing “ granulated eyelids “, and may continue […]

What is Amblyopia?

Your child has better vision in one eye than the other. One eye is visually “lazy”. This is called amblyopia. Amblyopia may occur because of poor alignment (one eye straight; the other eye deviated inward, outward, upward, or downward). Amblyopia may result from unequal farsightedness, unequal nearsightedness, astigmatism, or combination of those conditions. Treatment and […]

What is Albinism?

Albinism is an inherited condition in which the eyes, hair and/or skin have less than normal amounts of pigment. Some children and adults with albinism can have a total lack of pigment with white skin and hair and pink-colored eyes. Others have only mildly decreased amounts of pigmentation. One form, ocular albinism, affects only the […]

About Premature Baby Eyes

The physicians who are taking care of your baby have asked an ophthalmologist to examine your child’s eyes. This examination is especially important because your child was born prematurely and may have special eye problems that need careful attention. The Eye When a baby is growing inside its mother, it is in a protected environment. […]

Living with One Good Eye

After a loss of vision in one eye, a person can still live a full and productive life at whatever the age of the loss occurs. Children growing with only one good eye never know the difference and develop and learn along with their age groups. Older children or adults who suddenly lose vision in […]

Fireworks and Eye Injuries

Fireworks have a place in many of our patriotic and religious celebrations but every year someone, often a child, loses an eye or suffers a serious eye injury as a result of handling or being close to fireworks. Ideally, fireworks should be enjoyed by watching public displays but realistically individuals will probably continue to buy […]

Eye Safety for Children

Accidents resulting in eye injuries can happen to anyone. More than half of all eye injuries occur in people under the age of 25. Of the 100,000 eye injuries that occur annually, 40 percent occur during sports or recreational activities. In the 5 to 14 year old age group, baseball is the number one cause […]

Eye Injuries

You can treat many minor eye irritations by flushing the eye, but more serious injuries require medical attention. Injuries to the eye are the most common preventable cause of blindness; so when in doubt, on the side of caution call for help. Routine irritations (sand, dirt, and other “foreign bodies” on the eye surface) Do […]

Childrens Eye Health and Safety

Vision problems affect one in twenty preschoolers and one in four school-aged children. Since vision problems can begin at an early age, it is very important that children receive proper eye care. Untreated problems can worsen and lead to permanent vision loss and delayed development. Because it is possible for your child to have a […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is an Ophthalmologist? A. An Ophthalmologist (Eye M.D) is a medical doctor with additional specialized training in all aspects of eye care, medical, surgical and optical. Q. How is an Ophthalmologist different from an Optometrist and an Optician? A. Ophthalmologists are different from optometrists and opticians in their training and in what they […]

About Premature Baby Eyes

The physicians who are taking care of your baby have asked an ophthalmologist to examine your child’s eyes. This examination is especially important because your child was born prematurely and may have special eye problems that need careful attention.

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