Paediatric Ophthalmology

Paediatric ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that concerns vision care in children. Since the visual system is in a developing phase in childhood, hence it is imperative that any eye disorder in children be identified and rectified, as early as possible. paediatric ophthalmologists treat eye defects in children through medication, therapies, and complex eye surgeries. Due to their expertise in handling eye movement disorders, paediatric ophthalmologists also treat squint in adults.


Children experience a variety of eye problems, which are relatively distinct from adult eye diseases.

It is crucial to be attentive to children’s eye care when their eye-brain connections are still developing and strengthening. All of these reasons demand an additional emphasis on their requirements.

Any problem at this stage has the potential to hinder their future visual capabilities permanently Children’s eye care issues may not always be apparent, and the child may not complain. Hence, the need to objectively assess the needs, if any.

What does Drishti Eye Centre offer for children?

Paediatric ophthalmologists at drishti eye centre are equipped to manage the following disorders:

Infections like conjunctivitis
Strabismus or squint eye treatment (squint surgery)
Blocked tear ducts
Abnormal vision development
Retinopathy of prematurity
Convergence insufficiency
Congenital malformations
Refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, etc