Early diagnosis and treatment is critical for many paediatric eye conditions. Referrals are taken from GPs and Optometrist for eye health issues that need more specialist assessment.

Symptoms

Common childhood eye conditions include:

  • Foreign Body – Irritation and redness.
  • Infection -Swelling and discharge.
  • Allergy – Itchy, redness and discharge of the eye.
  • Lazy eye – Blurred vision or turned eye.
  • Ptosis – Droopy eye lid.
  • Cataract – Blurry Vision.
  • Glaucoma – Photophobia.

FAQ

  1. When should I have my child’s eyes tested?
    If your GP or Optometrist is concerned about your child’s eye health they will refer you to an Ophthalmologist for further assessment.
  2. What are the signs that my child may have a vision problem?
    Frequent blinking or rubbing of the eyes. Tilting head position, turned eye, headache or blurred vision.