Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Pediatric Ophthalmology, squint and neuro ophthalmology service involves not only diagnosis and management of various facets of pediatric eye disorders like refractive error, childhood cataract, glaucoma, amblyopia, squint, congenital anomalies, etc.. but also adult patients with squint/ double vision, nerve paralysis.

The facility available includes a comprehensive array of tests and therapy:

  • Visual acuity testing
  • Fixation targets for distance and near & accommodative near targets
  • Prisms (Fresnel prisms and prism bars)
  • Worth Four dots Test torch for near and distance
  • Bagolini’s glasses 6. Stereoacuity charts (Titmus Fly test, Random dot test)
  • Neutral density bar
  • Contrast sensitivity tests
  • Color vision charts (Ishiara’s test)

Sophisticated instruments for various surgeries like:-

  • Correction of vertical and horizontal squints
  • Cataract surgery and secondary IOL implantation
  • Childhood eye injuries
  • Minor procedures like foreign body removal and chalazion etc.
  • Amblyopia therapy
  • Eye exercises

Symptoms of Eye Problems in Children?

Symptoms of Eye Problems in Children. Contrary to popular perception, the eye problems in children are unique from from adults and need specific treatment. Eye examination by a doctor are an important way to detect problems with your Child’s vision. Problems that are found early have a better chance of being treated successfully.

A child may complain of watering, redness, itching, stickiness of the eyes or recurrent swelling on the eyelids, frequent blinking of the eyes, crossed eyes or two eyes may not seem together. They may bang into things while walking, goes too close while watching TV or couldn’t copy well from the blackboard in school. Parents may notice a white reflex in the eyes or observe that one or both eyes are drooping, appearing either too small or too big.

Very high grade fevers/ epilepsy/ febrile convulsions or fits/ ventilator Family history of eye problems like poor vision, squint, glaucoma, glasses use, retinal problems On medication for any reason for a long time. Most eye problems in children are treatable if detected early. The visual system in a child at birth is still developing and continues to do so till eight to ten years of age. Any problems in vision have a bigger impact as they hamper normal visual development and can lead to amblyopia or lazy eye. On the other hand, early treatment can reverse the damage and facilitate the development of normal vision.

Pediatric Eye Specialist in Delhi, India

Dr. Archana Gupta Mahajan is a Pediatric Eye Specialist in Delhi, India and working as senior consultant at Bharti Eye Hospital. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Squint and Neuro ophthalmology. Dr Mahajan has been working in the Pediatric Eye Services at Bharti Eye Hospital for the last 10 years running a department with trained personnel handling children and young adults with all kinds of vision complaints and problems.

Considered an authority on the subject, she specializes in the eye problems in children including management of refractive errors, amblyopia, squint and other pathological conditions. She has extensive experience with squint assessment and evaluation and its surgical and non-surgical management. Her special expertise includes not only horizontal muscles but also complex and failed/revision/ redo squint surgeries.

A member of All India Ophthalmological Society, Delhi Ophthalmological Society and The Strabismological Society of India, she is invited as a faculty to present at various conferences and CMES. An avid academician, she has many papers in international peer review journals to her credit.

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