Children are not able to explain phenomena that occur to them. This makes their management more difficult.
The smooth approach and experience of the physician is crucial to create a trust relationship between the child and him. Thus, the examination will be easier and more efficient.
Children should be examined at birth by an ophthalmologist to exclude congenital cataract, congenital glaucoma or retinal problems.
The examination in infancy does not preclude the subsequent appearance of ophthalmic conditions. Parents should observe their children and, if they see something beyond the ordinary and expected, immediately contact an ophthalmologist or their pediatrician.
If no problem occurs, screening should be performed at three and five years of age, consisting of a complete eye examination, orthoptic assessment, color perception, and stereoscopic vision tests.
Potential problems should be diagnosed early by an ophthalmologist, and begin treatment to prevent permanent loss of vision.
Prescription glasses or eye covering are some simple ways for improving visual acuity in children.
Serious diseases in children, such as pediatric glaucoma, congenital cataracts or other abnormalities should be referred to specialist ophthalmologists.
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