Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint

1 in 4 school-age children have a vision problem.

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint

Children's eyes and general vision develop until the age of nine, and hence, they require specialized treatment.

  • Short-sightedness (myopia) - poor distance vision
  • Long-sightedness (hyperopia) - poor near vision
  • Astigmatism - poor distance and near vision as a result of uneven corneal curvature are the most common types of refractive errors.


  • Poor handwriting
  • Difficulty in seeing the brightness
  • Squeezing eyes while looking at books, television or toys
  • Itching or watering eyes
  • Tilting the head while talking, walking or playing.
  • Sitting too close to the television
  • Keeping the books too close during reading
  • Frequent pain in the eyes
  • Headaches
  • Squinting of eyes
  • Deformities or abnormal eyelids


Eyeglasses / contact lenses are a treatment option for this condition.

60% of children with learning disability have a vision problem.

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