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Other Childrens Conditions

Glen Iris

Eye conditions affecting children differ from those affecting adults. In addition, any loss of vision is compounded by a loss of visual brain development known as amblyopia.

Our paediatric ophthalmologists are trained to manage a wide range of children’s eye problems and rehabilitate any associated amblyopia.

The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) provide an extensive library of information on eye conditions.

Please click on the following AAPOS links for additional information:

Amblyopia (‘lazy eye’)

Blocked tear ducts

Ptosis (droopy eyelid)

Meibomian gland dysfunction – including blepharitis, chalazia, dry eyes

Retinopathy of prematurity

Craniofacial disorders

Congenital eye abnormalities such as coloboma

Infections, allergy, injuries

Uveitis – acute, chronic or associated with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Paediatric glaucoma

Nystagmus – involuntary, shaking, “to and fro” movement of the eyes.

Cerebral visual impairment

Genetic eye disorders such as aniridia, albinism, retinal dystrophy, and more

Tumours such as dermoids, retinoblastoma

Refractive errors such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long -sightedness), astigmatism and unequal refraction (anisometropia)

Convergence insufficiency

Evaluation of visual issues in education

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