Pediatric Ophthalmology

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Eye Squint (Strabismus)

An eye squint or Strabismus is a condition when the eyes appear to be pointing in different directions

One eye may turn inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards while the other eye looks forward.

Squints are evident in children and adults, commonly they can affect 1 in 20 children. They usually appear by the time a child is 5 years old but can appear later in life.

Squints can cause:
• Blurred vision
• Double vision
• Lazy eye (amblyopia) – when
the brain starts to ignore signals coming from the eye with the squint

What is the treatment of Eye Squint?

Common treatments include glasses, Patching regimens eye exercises and medical treatment such as Botulinum A toxin injections.

When these options are not effective or considered inappropriate, surgery may be required.

Congenital Cataract

It is estimated that congenital cataracts are responsible for 5% to 20% of blindness in children worldwide. Incidence varies from country to country. Cataracts may be unilateral or bilateral and can vary widely in size, morphology and degree of opacification from a small white dot on the anterior capsule t o t o t a l opacification o f the l e n s . Consequently, the effect on vision, course of treatment and prognosis may also be widely variable.

Surgical Treatment

Decision about surgery depends upon age of patient at presentation, extent of opacity and associated conditions.

If child is <1 year sequence should be
1.Lensectomy pars plana or limbal leaving anterior capsular rim
2.Optic rehabilitation using aphakic glasses/contact lenses
3.Secondary implant in sulcus
4.Amblyopia and strabismus management

If child is 1-5
• Primary surgery with anterior approach with primary posterior capsulotomy and anterior vitrectomy

If child is >5
• May not need primary capsulotomy

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Our Address

IBSAR Eye Surgery,
Al Hayat Medical complex
(Opposite to Al Manazel),
Flat 11, Bldg 134, Road 407 , Block 704,
Slamabad, Kingdom Of Bahrain.

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