Pediatric Ophthalmology: Managing Common Eye Diseases in Children

Pediatric Ophthalmology: Managing Common Eye Diseases in Children

As a parent, staying informed about the various eye diseases affecting children can help you ensure your child’s eye health. Eye problems in children can range from minor issues like conjunctivitis to more severe diseases like retinoblastoma. These can later on lead to vision problems, learning difficulties, and, in severe cases, even blindness. Fortunately, pediatric ophthalmologists are trained to diagnose…

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Strabismus (Squint Eye) vs Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Know the Difference!

Strabismus (Squint Eye) vs Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Know the Difference!

You’ve probably heard the terms squint eye, cross-eye, and lazy eye but aren’t sure what they mean or when to use them. This is because they are often used interchangeably, but incorrectly. So the confusion between the terms is understandable.  We’ll go over the causes, symptoms, and treatments of these two conditions in this blog to help you make a…

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Can Pituitary Tumours Cause Eye Problems?

Can Pituitary Tumours Cause Eye Problems?

Pituitary tumours, being the fourth most frequent, are usually slow-growing and non-cancerous—until they aren’t. A pituitary tumour might go unnoticed for more than ten years before causing symptoms.  They are often reported to be benign. They can, however, develop and expand into adjacent structures, causing neurological problems including vision impairment.  Before we get into how pituitary tumours cause eye problems,…

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Keratoconus: An Overview of Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Keratoconus: An Overview of Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) is not an easy name to remember. You’ve most likely come here to learn more about this condition either because you or someone you know has been diagnosed with it. Your mind might be flooding with questions like: can Keratoconus be cured? Will keratoconus lead to blindness? What kind of treatment is used to correct keratoconus? etc. Well,…

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