Pediatric eye problems are increasing day by day. Nowadays, even school going children can be seen wearing thick eyeglasses.
It has become a necessity to care for eye problems in children so that they can be free from any kind of vision error in their adulthood.
It sometimes becomes difficult to detect the actual problem in a kid’s eye because either they don’t tell or don’t understand what is troubling their eyes.
So here are some signs which you will help you to identify if there is any vision related problem in child-
Some common vision problems in children and their treatments-
It is also called lazy eyes. It is a condition in which the vision of one eye gets reduced due to improper development of the affected eye. It happens because the brain only works for one eye. This disease can be witnessed in infancy and early childhood.
It is a swelling or a bump on the eyelid which is painless. It develops when a gland present at the corner of the eye named meibomian gets blocked or inflamed.
It usually lasts for a few weeks.
3- Refractive errors-
It is a condition in which the tears overflow and result in the collection of the mucus. They are common in newborn babies. It is caused by the blocked tear duct, injury, allergy, dry eyes, infection, and inflammation.
It happens when eyes don’t line up in a correct sequence and the direction of both the eyes become different.
This misalignment can keep on shifting from one eye to another.
It is the most common vision problem in children.
It is redness on the white part of the eyes. It usually occurs due to infection, allergy, or irritation.
The symptoms of this disease are- itchiness, redness, or tear in the eyes. A yellow or sticky discharge may also be there from your kid’s eyes.
It is important to keep a check on eye problems in children and get it treated before it reaches a severe state because any defect in your kid’s eye may hamper his/her ability to see this beautiful world.
So take care of your child’s eye and take him/her to an ophthalmologist for an eye check-up, once a year.