Healthy eyes and vision are critical for a kid’s social development and learning abilities. A pediatric eye doctor should regularly examine their eyes to diagnose and treat vision problems earlier. At Netralayam, we have fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologists and state-of-the-art equipment to provide the finest surgical and medical care for common and complex vision problems. We customize exams, diagnosis, and treatment to each child’s age, developmental stage, and eye care needs.
If you are looking for an experienced and child-friendly pediatric ophthalmologist near you, schedule an appointment with Netralayam.
Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, leading to blurred vision, dulled vision, and sensitivity to light and glare. Pediatric cataract surgery is performed to resolve traumatic cataracts, congenital cataracts, developmental cataracts and secondary cataracts.
Misalignment of the eyes (strabismus/squint) occurs when both eyes cannot look in the same direction simultaneously. Squint can be caused by inheritance, Down syndrome, brain tumors, or cerebral palsy. The surgery resolves misaligned eyes and associated symptoms such as decreased vision, depth perception, double vision, and difficulty reading.
Injecting Botox into the selected eye muscles temporarily weakens them, allowing the eyes to realign (straighten). Botox injections are used to correct crossed eyes and misaligned eyes.
It is performed to treat any injury to a child’s eye, including damage caused by chemicals, elbow, fist, and ball, burns or infections on the cornea, stick or projectile entering the eye, etc.
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) affects the retinal blood vessels and makes the eye blood vessels grow abnormally and randomly in premature babies and babies with low birth weight. ROP screening is performed when your baby is between 4 and 6 weeks old to detect any signs of the condition, including abnormal eye movement and white pupils.
We use Tonopen, a compact, portable tonometer to measure the intraocular pressure inside the eye. This measurement indicates whether your child has pediatric glaucoma, an eye disease that can lead to vision loss if untreated.
Lea symbol combines optotypes and pictures to measure visual acuity. This measurement helps to detect amblyopia, a flawed vision problem that can lead to vision loss if untreated.
Titmus stereo acuity chart consists of a large-disparity housefly, animals and nine circle sets viewed stereoscopically to measure the ability to perceive depth (stereopsis) and detect where stereopsis is absent. Luneau loose prism set is used to assess squint in the child.
Contact lenses are an effective treatment for correcting various vision problems, including myopia, presbyopia, astigmatism, hyperopia, amblyopia, squint, cataract, etc.Please schedule an appointment with our pediatric eye doctor near you for your child’s clear, healthy vision.
Pediatric ophthalmologists can diagnose and provide treatment for children’s vision issues. They prescribe glasses and contact lenses.
Glasses, injections, eye exercises, and surgery can correct a toddler’s squint.
Some children can be born with a squint or develop it between 1 and 4 years.
In children, squint can be identified by symptoms, including headaches, decreased vision, double vision, difficulty reading, and impaired depth perception.
A child should visit an ophthalmologist when they have vision problems.
Children should have their first eye exam when they are aged six months and then at least once every year.
Strabismus, also called squint is a condition where a person’s eyes are misaligned.
Types of Strabismus are: