STRABISMUS AND EYE HEALTH

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STRABISMUS AND EYE HEALTH IN CHILDREN

Children are our future and our most important assets. We spend sleepless nights taking care of them. To ensure their health we may even ignore ours. However, due to negligence caused by a lack of knowledge, we may inadvertently cause them problems whose correction at an advanced age is far more difficult than at a young age. Two of the most common problems are: strabismus and amblyopia ("lazy eye"), which can be successfully treated, and detected at an early age.

REGULAR EYE EXAMINATION OF CHILDREN IS IMPORTANT

It is important to detect and treat such defects in the sensitive period of up to 7 years of age, in order to prevent amblyopia. Children, irrespective of their age, who complain about vision problems should be examined by specialists in pediatric ophthalmology. With respect to children in the age group of the neonate to 16 years of age, it is highly recommended to have an eye examination six months after birth, prior to enrolling at school, and regularly during their school years.

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IF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OCCUR YOU SHOULD CONSULT A SPECIALIST IN PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Strabismus (the eyes are no longer parallel)-The eyes don't move in a coordinated fashion-Red or watery eyes-Twitching-Blinking or closing of the eye (without obvious reason)-The pupil is no longer black but has turned white or opaque-When the child constantly holds objects very close to his/her eyes-Reading materials by tilting their heads-Frequent rubbing of the eyes-In case of premature birth-If amblyopia has been previously diagnosed in the family-If eye defects have been previously diagnosed in the family

EYE HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH A DIFFERENCE

It is important to detect and treat such defects in the sensitive period of up to 7 years of age, in order to prevent amblyopia. Children, irrespective of their age, who complain about vision problems should be examined by specialists in pediatric ophthalmology. With respect to children in the age group of the neonate to 16 years of age, it is highly recommended to have an eye examination six months after birth, prior to enrolling at school, and regularly during their school years.

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