Pediatric Eye Conditions

Parents want the best care for their child, and sometimes it is particularly hard to detect any discomforts in our infants, babies and toddlers. Conditions and symptoms vary and identifying the condition and needed treatment can only be done by a professional. There are common eye diseases among children such as amblyopia and strabismus, but the most common pediatric condition to evaluate is blocked tear ducts.

Before an infant is born, a membrane congests the passageway between the nose and the tear duct. After birth, the membrane should open, and if it doesn’t, the tear duct will remain blocked. This could happen in one or both eyes and cause excessive tearing, discharge or drainage. Please note that identification of a blocked tear duct could occur months after childbirth.

To ensure your child is seeing clearly, schedule an appointment with Greater Ohio Eye Surgeons for a comprehensive vision exam.