It is important to visit the specialist in Ophthalmology from childhood to prevent possible complications Adult. It is therefore necessary to have some knowledge of ophthalmology in children.
When you start going to the ophthalmologist
It is recommended to start visiting specialist from 3 years with annual reviews if not suspect anything and there are no hereditary eye problems.
In the event that an abnormality is suspected, it is essential to take from the first day of birth.
How to tell if a child needs to go to the ophthalmologist
The main symptoms for which a child should go to a specialist in ophthalmology can be headache (headache), watery eyes, eyes that constantly rub or get too close to things.
Main reasons for children to go to the ophthalmologist
The main problem to prevent childhood is amblyopia or lazy eye. This condition may have multiple causes, so it should be treated by correcting the source, either by corrective eyeglasses or strabismus surgery, congenital cataract, among others, or covering with occluders patch the good eye to develop the vision of the amblyopic eye .