The pediatric ophthalmology team at Renown Children’s Hospital provides diagnostic and comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with eye and visual problems with an emphasis on providing infant- and child-friendly exams.
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What is Ophthalmology
Pediatric ophthalmology treats infants and children with congenital and acquired disorders of vision and the eye. Patients see a multidisciplinary team that offers consultation, evaluation and treatment for eye disorders ranging from the most common to the extremely rare and complex, including:
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Blocked tear ducts
- Corneal disorders
- Eye birth defects
- Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism
- Optic nerve disorders
- Inherited and genetic retinal disorders
For children who require eye surgery, pediatric ophthalmologists perform procedures such as eye muscle surgery for the correction of strabismus, cataract extraction, nasolacrimal duct probing and ptosis repair.