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Paeditaric Ophthalmology

Service Details

  • Hospital Name Save the nation sight
  • Doctor Thomas Baah
  • Date July 3, 2020

What is paediatric ophthalmology ?

paediatric ophthalmology is a form of ophthalmology  concerned with  eye diseases , visual development, and vision care in children.

Neurologic development of vision occurs up until approximately age 12 . Misalignment of the eyes (strabismus) , uncorrected refractive error (myopia), hyperopia, and (astigmatism) , and asymmetry of refractive error (anisometropia) between the two eyes can negatively affect this development and cause amblyopia (“lazy eye”). If these conditions are diagnosed and treated early, good vision can develop and can be maintained. Certain diseases elsewhere in the body, such as diabetes, can affect the eyes, and our paediatric ophthalmologist at save the nation sight addresses these tactfully.