Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric ophthalmology deals with diseases of the eye in infants and children. In addition to a full eye exam and the prescription of glasses, pediatric ophthalmologists cover strabismus ("crossed eyes"), retinopathy of prematurity (damage to retina from being born early), congenital cataracts (clouding of lens present at birth), glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that damages the optic nerve), and amblyopia ("lazy eyes").