Pediatrics

EDOW-011514-4622hires-1024x658Our talented group of eye doctors are dedicated to providing the highest quality of pediatric eye care possible. Our team takes extra care to improve eye and vision problems for young patients to ensure they have a future of healthy sight. Treatments include options for conditions such as lazy eye, clogged tear ducts, droopy eyelids, pediatric cataracts, and more.

Every pediatric patient is provided with gentle, thorough care to keep them as comfortable as possible. Parents can rest easy that their child is receiving high quality care from doctors who are highly experienced at the advanced procedures they perform. Feel free to visit our pediatric website dedicated to pediatric ophthalmology to learn more about our skilled surgeons, the procedures detailed below, as well as frequently asked questions from people like you.

Strabismus Surgery
Also known as “lazy eye,” strabismus is present when the eyes are misaligned and, as a result, cannot focus on the same object. The condition most often occurs at birth, but it can also develop later in life. Strabismus surgery is ideal for young patients, though it can improve the condition at any age.

BOTOX® Injections
BOTOX® injections have proven to be highly effective at treating blepharospasm, spastic entropion, and strabismus. Although more commonly known for its ability to smooth wrinkles, BOTOX® can prevent nerve impulses from reaching specific muscles, helping alleviate a variety of eye conditions.

Blocked Tear Duct Surgery
Blocked tear ducts can lead to a buildup of tears since they cannot drain properly into the tear duct system. This is a common problem among newborns and young children, leading to pain and redness under the eye, eventually causing a crust to form. Should irrigation of the system not help, small silicone tubes can be inserted to open the nasal ducts and prevent infection.

Laser Surgery for Retinopathy of Prematurity
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) can occur in babies who are born very premature. The condition is characterized by the unfinished growth of blood vessels and development of scar tissue, which can lead to blindness. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, our team can preserve as much of the central retina as possible.

Frontalis Sling Surgery
Frontalis sling surgery is an effective method for correcting congenital blepharoptosis (droopy eyelids). The procedure entails the lifting of the lid by altering muscles in the forehead and brow, raising the eyelid to the same level as the other one.

Anterior Eye Segment Surgery
Anterior eye segment surgery can be performed to remove or correct a variety of issues on the eyes or eyelids. This includes styes, nevi, cataracts, and scar tissue.

Pediatric Cataract Surgery
Although more common in adults, cataracts can form in children or be present in the eye(s) at birth. Pediatric cataract surgery can remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial lens, typically once the child has reached one to two years of age.

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