Children Seen by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Children with known or suspected congenital, infantile, juvenile or secondary glaucoma.

Children with congenital or early onset strabismus or nystagmus, or children with risk factors for strabismus or suspected strabismus; examples:

Family history of amblyopia, unequal refractive error and/or strabismus; examples:

Infantile Esotropia

Infantile Exotropia.

Children with risk factors for amblyopia or known amblyopia; examples:

  • Family history of amblyopia, unequal refractive error and/or strabismus
  • Orbital/eyelid hemangioma
  • Obstetrical forceps injury.
  • Children with suspected or known or family history of congenital ocular anomalies; examples:
  • Peter's Anomaly

Reigger's Anomaly :

  • Corneal Opacification
  • Optic nerve hypoplasia
  • Coloboma
  • Aniridia
  • Nystagmus.

Children with or with family history of congenital systemic syndromes with possible ocular involvement; examples:

  • Albinism
  • Crouzon syndrome
  • Apert syndrome
  • De Morsier Syndrome.

Children with or family history of other systemic syndromes; examples:

  • Marian's syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • De Morsier syndrome
  • Children with Genitourinary anomalies
  • Children with Dental Anomalies.

Children with or family history of known or suspected chromosomal abnormalities; example:

  • Down's syndrome.

Children with or family history of known or systemic metabolic disorders; examples:

  • Galactosemia
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Mucolipidoses
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses
  • Homocystinuria.

  • Children with or family history of cataract:
  • Congenital, Infantile or Juvenile Cataract
  • Children who are aphakic or pseudophakic.

Children who were initially low birth weight premature or who have known Retinopathy of Prematurity.

Infants or children with exposure during gestation to drugs or other substances known or suspected to cause congenital anomalies, including alcohol.

Children with suspected child abuse.

Infants and young children with known or suspected poor vision or delayed attainment of vision-related developmental milestones.

Infants and young children with suspected significant refractive errors or a strong family history of significant refractive errors.

Children with ocular inflammation not responding to initial topical antibiotic therapy, or not clearing within one week. Children with suspected Herpes simplex or zoster infections, or past history of these infections.