Paediatric Ophthalmology

Eye care in children begins at the time of birth. This will enable us to detect any Congenital defect which if not taken care of, will lead to vision problem in future.

Early intervention is the key to success in pediatric eye problem. Education to parent will play a major role.

We at Sunayana, emphasize on preschool eye checkup for all children. This helps in detecting the eye problem at an early stage. If the problem is not solved at this stage, it will have implication on academics too.

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Paediatric Opthalmic OPD - Sunayana Eye Hospital
Paediatric Opthalmic OPD at Sunayana Eye Hospital

Sunayana Eye Hospital offers comprehensive eye checkup for children which includes not only diagnosis & treatment but also creating awareness about eye care for parents.

Common Eye Problems observed in children are:

  • Refractive errors
  • Tear Passage Obstruction
  • Colour Deficiency
  • Squint
  • Glaucoma
  • Nutritional deficiency problems like Dry Eyes, Night Blindness.
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Cataract
  • Hereditary macular degeneration like Stargardt’s
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Dr. Sujatha Murthy @ Paediatric OPD
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Interesting Points to Note

What a Baby Sees in the First Year

One

A Newborn One Month Baby:

  • Has an inborn preference for what is familiar;
  • Pays attention briefly to the human face;
  • Responds to movement;
  • Has the acuity of about 20/40;
  • Possesses colour vision, with the exception of blue.

Two

A Two Month Baby:

  • Visually fixes onto a human face, particularly when the face is accompanied by a voice;
  • Watches people at a distance;
  • Is able to alternate his/her gaze between two people, objects or patterns, and show simple visual preference.

Four

A Four - Six Month Old Baby:

At this age, a baby –

  • Is fascinated with faces of other babies and his/her own, as seen in a mirror;
  • Recognizes a person on sight and smiles selectively;
  • Shifts from his/her earlier preference for what is familiar to a preference for novelty (except with people).

At this time, there is evidence of more cognitive processing and visual recognition memory (i.e., recognizing relevant pattern information amidst change without being overly distracted by detail). Also, a four-to-sixth-month-old baby is visually guided in reaching/grasping; and visually inspects and examines a toy held in different orientations/positions and looks for it when it falls from view.

Two

A Six - Twelve Month Old Baby:

Social referencing is experienced at this age. At this age, a baby – 

  • Can look in the direction that your eyes are gazing;
  • May modify his/her approach or withdrawal from a novel situation by the positive (or negative) expression on a parent’s face;
  • Begins to direct his/her gaze toward familiar people or objects, in response to common words when a parent labels what the baby is looking at;
  • Looks at an object and then at the parent, to indicate wanting access to the object and/or a comment from the parent;
  • Shows a toy to a parent in a manner of wonder.

SUNAYANA EYE HOSPITAL PARENT’S EDUCATION

  • Preschool eye check up is a must for all children.
  • Whenever squint or vision problem is observed in children immediately consult the ophthalmologist.
  • Strictly follow the advice given by ophthalmologist.
  • This is to avoid future complications like lazy eye.
  • Good nutrition plays an important role in eye care.
  • Encourage children to take up outdoor activities.
  • Limit usage of electronic gadgets by children.
  • Give only safe soft toys with rounded edges.
  • Teach them the safe usage of geometric tools.
  • Regular awareness programs will be conducted at our hospital for parents about child’s eye care. Please Contact Reception.
Nutrition Chart For Kids - Sunayana Eye Hospital

Nutrition Chart for Children

Sunayana Eye Hospital offers comprehensive eye checkup for children which includes not only diagnosis & treatment but also creating awareness about eye care for parents of children.