A childs eyes

A practical guide for pediatricians, general practitioners and sensitive parents.

A glance at vision

A glance at vision

Vision is perhaps the most remarkable of the five senses that humans have.It is able to give us far more information about our environment than all the

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The child and the refractive abnormalities

The child and the refractive abnormalities

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The prescription of eyeglasses and contact lenses in childhood

The prescription of eyeglasses and contact lenses in childhood

In the previous chapter we saw how visual acuity using eye charts and other methods is measured. But how does the oculist determine the nature and strength

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Esotropia

Esotropia

As we said in a previous chapter, the suffix (-tropia) indicates the marked presence of strabismus (in contrast with the suffix -phoria, meaning the latent)

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Exotropia

Exotropia

Exotropia is a less common form of strabismus.As we have mentioned in previous chapters, the suffix (-tropia) indicates the marked presence of strabismus

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Special forms of strabismus

Special forms of strabismus

In previous chapters we discussed types of strabismus where the deviation of the eyes is horizontal, inwardly or outwardly. Less frequently, strabismus

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Amblyopia

Amblyopia

By the term amblyopia we mean each reduced visual acuity of an otherwise normal eye, that was not improved by using glasses due to abnormal visual development

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The red eye

The red eye

Everyone at some point in their lives may experience redness in one or both eyes. Generally, the red eye is a point which annoys the patient and his family

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The weeping eye

The weeping eye

Tears are necessary for the health and the normal function of the eye. They are useful for lubricating the outer surface of the eye, hydrating the cornea,

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Nystagmus

Nystagmus

Nystagmus is an involuntary repetitive movement of the eyes. It usually occurs in the first months of life and remains forever. The movements are generally

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Cataract

Cataract

The crystalline lens is a transparent biconvex formation, located behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and helps focusing on images of the environment

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases with the common feature of damage to the optic nerve, which is the "cable" carrying the visual impulses from the eye to

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Injuries to the child’s eye

Injuries to the child’s eye

Falls and minor accidents are part of everyday life for children. Most often injuries are innocent and the most common outcome is a few scratches and much

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The “blind” child

The “blind” child

Although nowadays many of the diseases that used to cause blindness such as cataracts and glaucoma, have received effective treatments, many are the conditions

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia

The human’s ability to read and write is the foundation on which human civilization is based. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to meet one of the

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